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1997 Chevrolet Venture Question: no brakes at all. pedal hit the floor. I don't see any fluid anywhere. master?

 

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Joseph Bush, Kenosha, WI, February 24, 2014, 02:15
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could it be the converter?

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, February 24, 2014, 02:31
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    It's not the convertor. Does the master cylinder have brake fluid in it? Sometimes a brake line fails and it sprays the fluid and doesn't show much of a wet area. If the fluid level is low, add some and have an assistant pump the pedal while you watch underneath. You'll probably find a leak. There is always a chance the master cylinder itself has failed, but they usually cause the pedal to drift down (fade) at stops before it just quits working.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13041 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 24, 2014, 06:26
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    insp all wheels for fluid leaks and master cyl. remove master cyl and ck the rear seal for fluid

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    csubak30 February 24, 2014, 13:48
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    Betting on the master cylinder has failed. Check to see if the rear seal is leaking.

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