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No brakes and brake light stay on. I checked all the fluid…

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No brakes and brake...

No brakes and brake light stay on

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

Yes i checked all the fluid are normal

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

But when i bleed them i noctice one of the lines didnt have any fluid in,

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Chevy?

02 chevy express 3500

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Express yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the pads new rotor, prior to that i had brake light warning on for few weeks

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I wonder if that has something to do with the hydrolic booster or the brake lines somewhere

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How does the brake pedal feel, does it go all the way to the floor when you step on the brakes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
all the way to the floor
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

OK. When you're bleeding the brakes, what is your technique, do you have someone pumping the pedal or how are you doing it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i have someone pumping them while i bleed them
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
but one of the lines didnt have any fluid in it
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

Alright, and when they pump the pedal, does it pump up eventually, until you open the bleeder screw? Which line had no fluid?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
its the first line from from the front, from the hydrolic booster
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

Oh, so right at the master cylinder, you're not getting any fluid at all from those ports?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there were fluid in the master cylinder and as u pump the brake it overflows
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

It sounds like a piston is stuck in the master cylinder, if you're getting no flow from one of the ports. I would replace the master cylinder, bleed the brakes, and that should fix this up for you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
can it be the hydrolic booster thats malfunctioning
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

Almost certainly not. Brake booster just adds assist, it has nothing to do with the brake hydraulics at all.

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Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago

Did you get this worked out?

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