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1999 Chrysler Sebring Question: I replaced front brake pads, and now hear a hissing sound behind the pedal.

 

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bilbo67, Middletown, OH, October 20, 2013, 21:33
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The pedal goes all the way to the floor and my wife is afraid to drive it. I have been changing my own brake pads and shoes for many years on many vehicles and have never had this before. I am not sure if it is the booster or the master cylinder, or if I screwed up the reinstallation of the calipers. Does anyone know how to check these things. The booster looks like a real pain in the A to get to and I think it may have sprung a vacuum leak or something when I squeezed the caliper piston in to accommodate the new pads. Help Please???

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    pushrod October 20, 2013, 21:49
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    Unless the rod that goes through the brake booster is broken in half, the booster CAN NOT cause the pedal to go to the floor!! I don't care what you have been or will be told! Recheck the work you did, there is a problem there. Once that is fixed, so should your brake system be! Did you open any bleeder screws or any lines etc?

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    ebans777 October 20, 2013, 22:42
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    agree with pushrod also check your master cylinder cap/cover maybe not close/tight enough.

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    globalhelper October 21, 2013, 06:13
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    agree with pushrod

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