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I just installed a new brake line that runs from the master cylinder to a fitting in the rear drivers side and shuld be filling the hoses and the other brake line that runs across the rear differensial... but the front calipers are bleeding fine but as much as we pump the resivor stays full and no fluid will run through the new line i put on... thers no kinks and there are 2 fittings that make the line run all the way because i used 2 5 foot lines and a 3ft one that i cut with a line cutter and then put the fitting that attaches 2 the master cylinder over the 3/16th line then flared it perfectly... so can u PLEASE gimme something 2 fix it or try 2 fix it... is there some kind of sequence i should be bleeding them i???
Posted by Anonymous on
I don't agree with the previous answer. I have bled many brakes on vehicles with ABS in the conventional way and so far have had no trouble.
The sequence remains the same as it always has but is usually less important today as it was before dual circuit braking - start at the closest bleeder to the master cylinder and work to the farthest.
It isn't a good idea to allow the reservoir to fully drain when changing a brake line and doing so often causes problems. In case of problems it is good to first ensure there is fluid delivery from the master cylinder by removing the troublesome brake line and use a finger to create a suction when the brake pedal is on the upstroke. if there is a good delivery there and the new pipe is clear it should now bleed normally. If it doesn't then repeat the process at the other end of the new pipe - and so on...
Posted on Mar 26, 2017
Any vehicle with ABS has to be bled by forcing fluid in at the brake nipple and through the lines UP to the master cylinder. You are trying to do it master cylinder to caliper.
Posted on Mar 26, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Do you know which one is holding on? I would if it has flexible hoses crimp off the rears with proper brake line crimps & drive but carfully as your brake function will be reduced. If it dosn't happen you know the problem lies in the rear if not you know its in the front. If in front uncrimp the rears & crimp 1 front drive & see what happens but with only 1 crimped the car will want to pull sideways under brakes if problem remains you know it is the other side, repeat with other side to make sure. This should let you know where the fault is if the fault remains its probably not any of the callipers or drums.
Posted on Jun 27, 2012
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