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Brake Change And now I have no brakes down to the floor

I bled the brakes didnt let the fluid fall below the minimum and now I have No brakes Changed all 4 pads and bled all 4 from the brake line hose bolt
Do I need to bleed from the bleeder screw or is there something else I am missing... Ive done brake jobs before..

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Your best bet is to bleed from the screw. With you having no brakes that emasn u got air in the calipers somehow. Also try gravity bleeding fromt he bleeder screws as this i have found increases pressure on some soft pedels.

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You need to pressure bleed this system.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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