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How to bleed brakes on 2000 Dodge Durango

Changed cv axel on drivers side front of my 2000 4wd Dodge Durango and now my brakes need bleeding. How do I do that?

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Did you have this problem before you replaced the M/C? Inspect your brake system for leaks, especially the rubber hoses. Make sure all fittings are tight. Sometimes the caliper's seal around the piston will allow air to **** in, but won't leak fluid. Many cars from the 80's onward had pistons made out of plastic which causes a sticking and leaking problem. Many times rebuilt, loaded with pads, calipers cost just a little more than what a reseal kit costs. They have to be cutting corners somewhere.

If your vehicle has ABS, sometimes you have to hook a scanner up to bleed the brakes correctly. If you don't have ABS, you probably have a proportioning valve and these can cause trouble, especially on a high mileage vehicle.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 caravan no abs

sounds to me if you replaced all of that than the power booster is sticking

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: bleeding brakes

always bleed front driver side first, front right,left back
right back.
make sure you always have oil in the master

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: replace front brake pads on a 2003 dodge durango,after pumping

could be a bad master cylinder or a power booster the part that the master cylinder attatches to. also check whell cylinders to make sure they are not leaking.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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Are you check for one bad Brake light fuse?

Other, the brake light is a low fluid warning a you should identify where the fluid has gone first; if the pedal is soft there will be air in the system. According with your comments (recently front brakes replacement), check all brakes, re-bleed and check for the leak carefully, start here.


STANDARD BRAKE BLEEDING PROCEDURE
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)

  1. Clean all dirt from around the master cylinder fill cap, remove the cap and fill the master cylinder with brake fluid until the level is within 1 / 4 in. (6mm) of the top of the edge of the reservoir.
  2. Clean off the bleeder screws at the wheel cylinders and calipers.
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Fig. 1: If using a pressure bleeding system, extend the valve stem on the brake valve block

  1. Attach the length of rubber hose over the nozzle of the bleeder screw at the wheel to be done first. Place the other end of the hose in a glass jar, submerged in brake fluid.
  2. Open the bleed screw valve 1 / 2 - 3 / 4 turn.
  3. Have an assistant slowly depress the brake pedal. Close the bleeder screw valve and tell your assistant to allow the brake pedal to return slowly. Continue this pumping action to force any air out of the system. When bubbles cease to appear at the end of the bleeder hose, close the bleed valve and remove the hose.
  4. Check the master cylinder fluid level and add fluid accordingly. Do this after bleeding each wheel.
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Fig. 2: For standard bleeding, use a hose attached to the bleeder valve with the other end submerged in a container of clean brake fluid

  1. Repeat the bleeding operation at the remaining 3 wheels, ending with the one closest to the master cylinder. Fill the master cylinder reservoir.

MASTER CYLINDER BLEEDING
  1. Fill the master cylinder reservoirs.
  2. Place absorbent rags under the fluid lines at the master cylinder.
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Fig. 3: Position a hanging plastic container and a hose connected to the bleeder valve (disc brake shown)

  1. Have an assistant depress and hold the brake pedal.
  2. With the pedal held down, slowly crack open the hydraulic line fitting, allowing the air to escape. Close the fitting and have the pedal released.
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Fig. 4: While an assistant depresses the brake pedal, loosen the bleeder valve (drum brake shown)

  1. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each fitting until all the air is released.

Finally, test the brake level sensor and the Emergency Park Brake switch, generally in back-side brake peddal.

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