I put new brake pads on front and rear but we have no brakes. on 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue

there seems to be no pressure going to the calipers. I treied bleeding the brakes but all it would do was just dribble brake fluid. what should I look for?

by in Loami, IL on September 09, 2011
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2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , September 09, 2011
Sounds like you might have an issue with your master cylinder. That is what applies the pressure from your brake pedal. Did you have a weak pedal or no brakes before you changed the pads? Signs to look for would be brake fluid around the master cylinder or on the brake booster. It is usually running down the booster right under the master cylinder. Air in the brakes lines would also cause this. If say they were not bled correctly or there was a hole in a line. Just to help me get up to speed.. why did you do a brake job? No brakes or were your brake pads low?
COMMENT by , September 10, 2011
The brakes were barely working Had to use the emergency brake to stop. I also know the rotors are bad and need replaced. But shouldn't the piston still put pressurre on the rotor when the brake is applied?
COMMENT by , September 10, 2011
Yes the piston should apply pressure when the brake is applied. If it is not then you need to inspect the master cylinder. Other than your foot that is the source of pressure.
COMMENT by , September 12, 2011
Thank you so much for your information I really appreciated it.
ANSWER by , September 10, 2011
brobley master cylinder bad
COMMENT by , September 12, 2011
Thank you for answering my question.