Originally Posted by jduckz5.0
U shouldn't need to bleed brakes after pads n rotor change...did u check your fluid??? Did u clean and grease up the caliper pins???check to see if your brake hoses got linked or twisted...
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Engine off and cap off...passenger side 1st if your just doing fronts...
Brake fluid starts to retain all of the outdoor moisture in the air the minute you crack open the seal of the bottle. All of that moisture collects in the master cylinder seals, calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hoses as well as abs pumps. A lot of brake failure is due to neglected brake fluid.
Anytime you replace pads/shoes you should crack the bleeders and push the pistons in by hand and allow the contaminated fluid out of that caliper/wheel cyl. Then go ahead and bleed the entire system to rid of all the old fluid. One man bleeder kits can be found at most parts stores for around $10. Remember to only buy enough fluid for that job and scrap the rest.