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Old 02-26-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Problem with my brakes

So over the weekend I installed new front calipers, rotors and pads. So before I get to the problem let me say that my car braked fine but the caliper was getting near replacement time and I had just replaced the tears a few moths ago, so anyways after I installed the new calipers and all my pedal would go straightt to the floor, well obviously air in the lines. So me and my buddy who is a mechanic bled them for about 30 mins, no change to pedal feel. It just would not build up pressure. When bleeding the backs the pedal would move farther then when holding it down and fluid would gush out. But when bleeding the fronts there was no change in pedal position while holding it down and the fluid would barely trickle out. The rears are working fine but the fronts are not. The pedal still has no feel and goes straight to the floor. Any suggestions??? I'm towing it to a shop on Friday but would like input. Thank you in advance
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How were you bleeding them?
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The two person bleeding technique and left rear, right rear, left front right front
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Have you double checked all your fittings? I'd assume your level in the reservoir was not going down at alp as you tried to bleed them?
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Nope wasn't going down at all, all fittings are tight no leaks in the system. Someone told me that it would have to be hooked to a machine and be vacuum bled. And then someone also said my master cylinder could be shot. So I hope it's not that lol
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I would bleed it some more. The two person system is quite time consuming. What I do is take a long rubber hose, run it to the bottom of my bottle I'm using to bleed it, fill the bottle about a quarter full of fluid, crack my bleeder screw with my hose attached to it. and then just keep depressing the pedal until I get q decent amount of fluid out of it. Since the tube is submerged in brake fluid it will allow the air to rise out and when the pedal returns to its position it draws in fluid. Just gotta keep up with your reservoir level
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Ok cool thanks man I'll give that a try
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Good luck, I'm curious as to how it goes.
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