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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I bought a fleetwood today. Everything seemed fine when i test drove it. But as i got closer to home ...
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    Unhappy Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    I bought a fleetwood today. Everything seemed fine when i test drove it. But as i got closer to home after paying for it, brakes suddenly started fading. I had to press brake pedal more to even get a slight break. But also the wheels would lock so i would screech to a halt. Very scary.can anybody please tell me what the causes of this might be. The abs and traction light are also on.

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    Re: trouble with 93 fleetwood brakes. Please HELP

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    Please read the descriptive text in each forum title bar to find out what is supposed to be posted there.

    Moved to past Cadillac discussions.

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    My first guess is that a brake line broke. In the last year, on two different cars, I have had that happen. Did you notice a sort of "pop" sound one time when you applied the brake pedal? If so, like me, it was a rusty brake line that let go. Good news? If that is indeed what has happened, it is a very cheap fix. My 93 Fleetwood broke a line in the front, and with parts and labor it was under $150.00

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    Welcome, I believe your brake master cylinder is shot as well
    Whatever you do , please don't drive , easy to say but safety comes first and paramount concern and brake issues are top of the list . Have a mechanic inspect it or have it towed to certified person to diagnose what's wrong with

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    i did not hear a "pop" at any time. i did hear a "click" when pressing brake pedal. engine on. car on park.

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    thanks for the advice. i am definitely not driving. car is actually at mechanics for a diagnostics.

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    Loose front caliper to spindle?

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    Sounds like rear wheel cylinder is leaking. It will cause fluid loss and wheel lock up.

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    Re: Trouble with 93 Fleetwood brakes

    took car to mechanic, he told me it needs new pads, calipers, and rotors......

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