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Have a 97 sunfire put new caliper went bleed them no problem on passanger side but no fluid come out when bleeding brakes drivers side front

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  • rossaire Jan 16, 2009

    no fluid coming out of master cylinder front bleeder either but passenger side caliper works?

  • rossaire Jan 16, 2009

    have a 97 sunfire put new caliper went bleed them no problem on passenger side. but no fluid come out when bleeding brakes drivers side front. no fluid comes out of front bleeder valve on master cylinder but passenger side caliper work fine

  • cyberchevy Feb 12, 2009

    im having the same problem but mine is no fluid on passenger side, i replaced both calipers, i found that the rihgt front and left rear come off the same end of master cyl, i think the abs is closed on that port anyone heard of this and can i fix cheap?

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I would replace the driver's side brake hose, they're usually under $20 at an auto parts store. (Buy a bottle of brake fluid)

As the hoses get older, they can collapse, or build up debris inside that blocks the flow of brake fluid.

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Possible flex hose collapsed to the drivers front right.
did you replace both calipers? or just the opposite side?

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Do you have someone there that can Pump the Brake Pedal while you Bleed that Side? That is what you need to do.

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