brake fluid that brake system was filled with power steering fluid when having a oil change. brkae system was contamied and had to replace all rubber basied compontes due to the fact it caused all rubber oarts to swell. Now I have next to no brakes at all. The dealer who did the brake job now says that the abs hydraulic valve has to be replaced before my brakes will work properly. This has been going on for 8 months now. Is this true about the abs hydraulic valve system . They want a addiitional $500.00 for the part - I have already paid them $1200.00 to fix my brake problem. What is your advice and does the abs system have anything to do with being able to stop my truck when I apply my brakes. I have taken my truck back to this company for at least once a month now because I have to pumb my brakes three or four times to stop my truck. This is how it has been acting since they installed all the new brake system.When I have stopped completly the brake peddle goes all the way to the floor board. I really need some advise - can you help me????????
my truck has had a complete brake system done due to all the parts were ruined. on 1990 Mazda B2200
by grumpy 7 in Bremerton, WA on May 22, 2012
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by milesauto on May 22, 2012
It is true that when P/S fluid is put into a brake system in will dammage any seals that the fluid contacts. Also if the system is not compleatly flushed it may damage a new part that was replaced. The ABS valve most likey will need replaceing. If system was not flushed when original mwork was done you may be in for more grief.
COMMENT by globalhelper on May 22, 2012
whoever did the brakes and put p/s fluid in the system is liable to repair problem at n/c to you. talk to them and advise them that you have spent money repairing the issue that they caused and you would like them to pay for all services you have had done and replace the abs unit at n/c to you or you will seek legal advise
COMMENT by grumpy 7 on May 22, 2012
Thank you so much for your help. WalMart did a oil change on my truck and ended up putting power steering fluid in the brake lines. Please don't ask - who knows where they hire there employes from. Then Les Schwab had to remove any kind of rubber parts in the brake system because they were contaminated (sp). I spoke to the CEO of Les Schuab today and he said that he had talked to the "Big Boss Machnic" and he seems to think that the problem is not the ABS Hydrulic system but some kind of sensor sping in the bed of the truck (is this a joke or WHAT?????????) so he asked me to bring it in and leave it for a couple of days so they can try and figure out WHATS WRONG WITH THE BRAKES. So what can I say - I'am just a little old 70 year old lady and I'am just trying to get brakes on my truck. Thank you again for all of your help. Remember, dynamite comes in small packages, I'am only 5'2'' but I pack a mean punch. Rosebudd