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March 18, 2010, 11:59 pm

Greg 
 

Question: How do I tighten my brake line?

When the Car is running, it takes my brake pedal to touch the floor before it stops. I also hear an air sound when this happens. Can you help me please


March 23, 2010, 6:49 pm

Elizabeth K
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The pedal is going to the floor? If you repeatedly press on it does it feel firmer? These are signs that you have air in the the hydraulic brake lines. At this point, driving your car is dangerous, since your brakes are getting worse and could quit at any time.

The solution is to bleed the air out of the brake lines, but first you need to fix the problem that is allowing brake fluid to leak out and air to get into the lines. To do this, you need a brake inspection and repair done by a qualified technician. It's best to take the job to a professional, since a further malfunction could cause a dangerous situation.


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