Honda CRX Brake Pedal Goes to The Floor

Reader Question
Hi Austin,

My name is Sylvia and I’m an owner of a 1991 honda crx. I took my car to get repaired for an axle, and rotors and brake pads. I am now having a problem braking. The brake pedal goes all the way to the floor and nothing happens I
have to use the emergency brake to stop.

I was told by one of the mechanics that my brake line was not working correctly, then I was told that the master cylinder is the problem. Then the last time I was told that there is air in my brake line and they tried to
remove it manually and it didn’t work…. please help! I put so much money into that car I just don’t want to see it go.

Thanks!

Hi there,

I would first check to see if you have enough brake fluid in the master cylinder, visit your local oil change shop and ask them to check it if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself.

Picture of master cylinder http://www.trustmymechanic.com/parts_gallery/brake_booster.htm

If the fluid is empty, you have a brake fluid leak somewhere in the system and all the wheels should come off for inspection.

If the fluid level is full, you could either have air in the lines which will need to be “bled out” or you have a bad brake master cylinder. If the mechanic replaced some brake parts recently and you did not experience this issue before you had the brakes replaced I would suspect your mechanic did not properly bleed the system upon completion of the brake work.

Blessings,
Austin C. Davis

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