bled front breaks after replaceing old ones break peddle goes almost to floor not like they used to why

Asked by Apr 03, 2017 at 09:43 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Aveo Aveo5 LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

10,050

I'm assuming that you did refill the brake fluid ... it may have droped the first time the pump started .... keep it full and it will probable return to normal ,,, Always remember that if your brakes do fail that you can use the emergency brake to limp home with

18,555

If you replaced brake pads and you had to compress the calipers cylinders back in and before doing that you removed the master cylinder brake fluid cap while doing. I am just trying to figure out when did air get into the lines. Did you also replace the master cylinder/calipers/wheel cylinders or the break lines too, the master needs bench bleed before doing line bleeds if it had been replaced or allowed to drain fully. If you had just did the pads/shoes and did not open the lines by replacing those parts listed above or allow the master drain fully, bleeding them would be not needed or very little, otherwise if you did open up the lines a vacuum pump will be helpful to pull bubbles out of lines and bench bleeding the master will take care of it, this assuming the master is still good itself, check to see if there is any leaks including at the wheel cylinder and loose bleed valves and line bolts to calipers/wheel cylinders. If doing bleed the old fashion way as we use to do, its pump pump pump break pedal hold down until told otherwise, someone else quickly opens & closes bleeder valve starting with the most farther rear brake valve and helper hold foot down until you close valve then do the other rear and then the off drivers front the last the drivers front all while adding brake fluid to insure it never gets low enough to have to pull the master for a bench bleed. If master was dry then bench bleed it like shown on this URL copy & paste it: http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/brakes/0509sc-bench/

Your Answer

Aveo

Looking for a Used Aveo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,587 nationwide Aveo listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Aveo Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    330
  • #2
    martco
    Reputation
    150
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
740 Great Deals out of 52,632 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Spark
48 Great Deals out of 10,480 listings starting at $3,922
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
45 Great Deals out of 3,581 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
869 Great Deals out of 56,853 listings starting at $1,099
Used Honda Civic
801 Great Deals out of 72,083 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,071 Great Deals out of 72,017 listings starting at $1,896
Used Ford Fiesta
149 Great Deals out of 16,586 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Versa
279 Great Deals out of 21,291 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Yaris
68 Great Deals out of 3,093 listings starting at $2,200
Used Hyundai Elantra
477 Great Deals out of 41,022 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Rio
74 Great Deals out of 6,914 listings starting at $2,475
Used Hyundai Accent
154 Great Deals out of 13,513 listings starting at $1,998
Used Chevrolet Impala
479 Great Deals out of 33,615 listings starting at $777

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.