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2004 Buick Century Question: My wife 2004 Buick century has a problem with its brakes.

 

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Billy Mallette, 3.1L V6, Townsend, MT, January 09, 2012, 19:39
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You push on the brakes and they work fine but as soon as you take just a little pressure off of the system, The pedal wants to go to the floor. Don't no if they need to bleed or not, I don't see any sign of leakage around the master or slave cylinders. Wondering if it could be the power booster or the control unit that is run by the computer for the ABS and anti slip traction. Please if anyone has any idea what could be going on please let me no. Just hope it is something that I can do my self and not have to take it to a dealer. Thank you all and good luck on keeping your cars going for a long time. Billy

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    January 10, 2012, 09:07
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    That usually means you have air in the lines. If you have had any work done on them...You need to bleed the brakes. If you have not there may be a leak that you have not found because there is somthing letting the leak of air in. You need to bleed to make sure if the air comes back then find the leak. It may not be the cylinder. It may be in a line somewhere. Trace your lines.

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    Billy Mallette, January 10, 2012, 21:23
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    Thank you I will try that first. But now days with this new cars with a computer brain in them you cant hardly work on them anymore. They no how to push the diy out so that they can make money. But again thank you for the input and I will give that a try, When the weather gets better and the snow subsides for a bit. Thanks Billy

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