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1998 Ford Windstar Question: when brakes used it would jolt you through windshield then would not push at all

 

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natashamarie, 3.8L V6, Holton, KS, May 07, 2013, 01:29
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it started out when pushing them barly pushing it would try to put you through the windshield and jerk you while trying to stop then when I last drove it. the brakes did pedal did not want to push it and stop the van.i have changed the brake lines and the things in the back of the tire to deal with the brakes. the last few weeks before I parked it the abs and trac light came on and would not go off I do not know if that is part of it but I need help getting my van back on the road as I am a single mom of four and people keep telling me is this I change it and its not that I have put over two hundred dollars in to just the brakes. it also goes through brake fulid like I have two fill it twice a month but there is never no leaks found I had changed the brake lines. and the brake pads have to be changed before they should bcause of wear down on them. please help me I can not afford to keep putting money into the brakes and it still not working. I am a single mom and my only vechile being down does not help. ican not wait to hear back of what it is I think as long as its not to expise. thanks alot

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13030 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 07, 2013, 06:06
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    IS YOUR ABS LIGHT ON? IF SO SCAN CODES AND POST SO WE CAN ADV

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    ziptie12 May 07, 2013, 19:08
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    If you're losing brake fluid and have not found any external leaks , pull the master cylinder away from the booster and see if it's leaking into the booster. If so , will have to replace both.

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