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Old 11-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Easiest way to bleed front brakes??

Hi all. What's the easiest way to bleed the front brakes on a '91 GT? I just changed my front rotors & pads and after trying it out afterwards my brake pedal is spongy and brakes are constantly grabbing and holding. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Get a friend to pump the pedal and you bleed em
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Should the engine be running? With or without the master cylinder reservoir cap on or off?
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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...
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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...
All this but I would start with the back first passenger side then drivers then front pass and last drivers side. I got one of these and it makes the job really easy to do your self. Also I change my entire brake fluid once ever few years.

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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.
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Come on now...that's overkill...yes I recommend flushing your system but not everytime you need pads n rotors...you sound like you got that out of service manual...my work trucks have never been flushed and my peddle is still just as solid from new in 88 and 93 f150s...

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Op probably has a collapsing brake hose or a sticky caliper...it became spongy after depressing caliper to replace pads...
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Come on now...that's overkill...yes I recommend flushing your system but not everytime you need pads n rotors...you sound like you got that out of service manual...my work trucks have never been flushed and my peddle is still just as solid from new in 88 and 93 f150s...

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Op probably has a collapsing brake hose or a sticky caliper...it became spongy after depressing caliper to replace pads...
Brake hose collapsing most always is due to moisture from neglected fluid rotting the hose from the inside out.
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True...I'm looking at it as a daily driver situation...I actually agree with you if car isn't used a lot...
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I figured it out. I'm embarassed actually. I bought new outter bearings but never even thought about the inner bearings. The new rotors don't come with them. So that was the issue. Thanks for all ur help fellas
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