Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Second Generation > Suspension and Brakes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Brake Fluid issue

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-28-13, 06:00 PM   #1
KRANKY
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 5
Default Brake Fluid issue

I was driving my 99 GS300 today and the brake light keeps coming off & on..
The brake fluid is sitting below Min but when i tried to top it up it seems like it only fills the top part of the resivour? (where the cap screws on) is it blocked or something? what do i do?
Thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
KRANKY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-13, 02:30 PM   #2
mcharity
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 16
Default

I'd stop driving it first off.
That said, is the fluid new? Perhaps it's so cleat that your' not noticing it?
Did you leave the top off and something ( a leave or other matter) got inside?
Do you have good brake pressure?

A "pocket" such as you described should result in spongy brakes as that air would get sucked into the lines and/or the brake pressure tank won;t compress the air.
I'd take the master cylinder off and bench bleed it to be sure. With it off, you might be able to see the problem better.
mcharity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-13, 03:40 PM   #3
mcharity
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 16
Default

I'd stop driving it first off.
That said, is the fluid new? Perhaps it's so cleat that your' not noticing it?
Did you leave the top off and something ( a leave or other matter) got inside?
Do you have good brake pressure?

A "pocket" such as you described should result in spongy brakes as that air would get sucked into the lines and/or the brake pressure tank won;t compress the air.
I'd take the master cylinder off and bench bleed it to be sure. With it off, you might be able to see the problem better.
mcharity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-13, 03:40 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake fluid change - DIY lexus-is2 IS - Second Generation 13 06-05-14 12:13 PM
Brake Fluid sc430uk SC 430 13 02-19-14 11:34 PM
Brake feels spongy; used DOT4; culprit? lastdayx52 IS - Second Generation 15 02-19-14 08:37 PM
Windshield washer fluid light came on - how do I turn it off booga SC 400/300 3 12-10-10 03:56 AM
1997 ES300 Brake System Warning Light eallum ES300 and ES330 1 06-21-10 06:26 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:54 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info