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No brakes after changing brake caliper & bleeding system

Started having problems with brakes not working right ; & making noise on r. front wheel. After removing wheel , the rotor had been hot; & the caliper was stuck. So we put new brakes on & replaced the caliper. To bleed brakes , we put hose on bleeder & put it in a jar with brake fluid. Then pressed pedal ,released air . Done process until no air with each. Turned key to acc. & pressed pedal. Brake light was on , then we done the back ones. The light went off. Started truck , shifted out of park "NO BRAKES" , hit pole.Still sitting there. What do we do ? Thank You

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Have the truck removed from the pole, take it back apart and find out what went wrong, did u pump the pedal before u moved the truck?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    When you apply the brakes the steering wheel will turn to the right and the truck constantly goes to the right. The Dealer has done everything possible, including; power steering change out, new brake lines, calibers, realignment front and back wheels, shims, and the list goes on and on. they have had the truck now for a total of 16 days. FYI the truck only has 1,000 miles on it, Lemon Law??

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I have 95 Nissan XE truck and I have replaced the caliper and brake hose but I can not figure out why pressure is not releasing allowing the caliper to back off.

    replaced the caliper and brake hose but I can not figure out why the pressure will not releas allowing



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Sounds like you still have air in your brake lines. Make sure all your brake lines are tight. Then bleed again. Bleed the trouble side first, meaning right side, then go to front left, back left then back right, make sure that your brake fluid is also full

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