Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle brake pedal going to the floor before and after the brake master cylinder replacement, is a safety concern. I recommend not driving your vehicle until, this problem is resolved. Your safety is priority one. Assuming, you followed procedure replacing the brake master cylinder, bench bled, and properly bled the system. It could be, the ABS (anti-lock brake system) electo-hydraulic modulator allowing brake fluid to bypass internally, resulting in the brake pedal going to the floor. I recommend having your vehicle’s brakes(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-safety-inspection) be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.
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One of the most common reasons for your brakes touching the floor would be an issue with your brake fluid. Your fluid being low or air reaching the brake line will prevent the fluid from flowing properly, resulting in a spongy pedal. A bad brake booster is another common cause for a malfunctioning pedal.
If the brake pedal sinks to the floor when the engine is running then there may be a problem with the brake booster.
Brake System Leak
Unresponsive brakes or the `brake pedal goes to floor` symptom is a possible indication of a leak in your braking system. With a leak, an incorrect amount of hydraulic fluid will flow through your brake system— hindering your braking ability. A brake system leak could stem from many sources.
Master Cylinder Wear: If your master cylinder is older, it can sustain enough wear and tear that it loses fluid pressure. This is generally caused by a fluid leak at the master cylinder. Again, any loss of fluid pressure will lead to a brake pedal that feels spongy or soft.
The most likely cause of a sinking pedal with no external leakage is a faulty brake master cylinder that`s leaking internally. Were the brakes hot, we might consider boiling fluid due to moisture contamination or friction material gassing.
These could be some reasons you have no brake pressure after bleeding your brakes: Air in the brake lines. Brake fluid leak somewhere in the system (check your fluid level to make sure it`s remained at the right amount) Faulty seal in the master cylinder.
Cadence braking or stutter braking is a driving technique that involves pumping the brake pedal and is used to allow a car to both steer and brake on a slippery surface. It is used to effect an emergency stop where traction is limited to reduce the effect of skidding from road wheels locking up under braking.
It`s caused by worn out brake pads rubbing on the brake rotor. If you let it go too long, the worn pads can damage the rotor so they`ll have to be replaced as well. If you`re lucky, it could be just a pebble stuck in the calipers that could fall out on its own.
On the 2011 Ford Edge, the diaphragm can develop a small tear in its structure, letting air come into the otherwise pressurized part of the system. When this happens, the brake pedal will feel spongy underfoot, and you may hear a hissing noise coming from the booster.
This can be due to a number of problems: a leak in a brake line, a loss of pressure within the master cylinder itself due to a failed seal, or air being introduced into the braking system. Your first reaction to encountering spongy brakes should be to rapidly pump the brake pedal with your foot.
The brake calipers press the brake pads against the rotor to slow down or stop a vehicle. Braking produces extensive heat as it relies on friction. The produced heat may damage the brake calipers that become corroded and affect the fluid pressure, thus causing soft and spongy brakes.
The most common causes of your brakes not releasing is a seized caliper or brake pad. This typically occurs due to rusting or ageing. Typically, you will notice your vehicle pulling to one side when you press down on your brakes.
In general, whenever you are bleeding an ABS-equipped vehicle you can do so exactly as you would any other vehicle – stroke the pedal to pressurize the system, open a bleeder, close the same bleeder, and repeat.
ABS sensors are cylindrical magnets surrounded by a coil, and mounted inside the disc brake support. They are subject to collect metallic debris from the pads, which will degrade the generated signals to the ABS computer, causing it to actuate ABS inappropiately, evident by the brake pedal pulsating.
Increased braking distance is a clear sign of bad or failing brake boosters. Warning lights, such as the ABS, or anti-lock braking system, will activate if you have an electronic brake booster system failure. Fluid leakage is typical for hydraulic booster failure.
With the car turned off, pump the brake pedal four or five times until you get a hard brake pedal. Continue to hold the brake pedal down with moderate pressure and start the vehicle. The brake pedal should drop. If this brake pedal remains hard, there is a problem with the brake booster, such as a ripped diaphragm.
Yes master cylinders can fail without leakage, the clutch master cylinder has a piston inside and there are separate channels for hi-pressure line and return(low pressure) line and their location in the cylinder differs for manufacturers.
You do not have to pump your brakes. In fact, if you pump them while braking hard, you will lose the benefits of the ABS. During emergency hard braking, apply firm pressure to the brake pedal; do not take your foot off the brake until your vehicle comes to a full stop. Essentially, brake and steer.
Your brakes work on fluid pressure. If the braking system cannot build up the pressure necessary to operate the system, your pedal will feel strange. In some cases, it will be spongy and soft. In others, you`ll have to pump the brakes.
Common signs of a faulty vacuum brake booster check valve include the brake pedal being difficult to engage, feeling spongy, or not working at all.
One of the most obvious signs that you have air in the brake lines is that the brake pedal will feel spongy when you press it down.
Unfortunately, on the 2010 Edge, the diaphragm has the potential to develop a small tear that eliminates its ability to hold pressure. When that happens, you will notice that it`s much harder to press the brake pedal down. It`s also common to hear a hissing noise coming from the booster as you activate the brakes.
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Mustang vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stopping. A broken brake pedal could affect braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.