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Bleeding brakes after changing the lines

Cant get the brake fluid through the lines after changing the lines

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You will have to take it to a Dealer or someone that has as 'special' reader to over-ride the ABS system.

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SOURCE: Brake Fluid leaking from right rear wheel. 2006 CTS

it could be a few reasons it could be bent grinded to far your best bet is to either replace the cylinder or try getting a new bleeder

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville back brake problems?

sounds like the proportioning valve is jammed bleeding the valve is usually the only way to get it free

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SOURCE: fluid not gushing out brake line

sound like problem is in the combination valve.

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SOURCE: 1993 cadillac deville: caliper problem

on a 1993 Deville I believe that GM installed 2 seperate brake lines from LH and RH leading from the calipers so that if one went out at least you had stopping power in the other caliper. this was done as a safety feature because of past fatalities from previous accidents.

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SOURCE: brakes lines rusted on a 97 cadillac deville

Metal brake lines rust with age, become potted & leak fluid. Replace with copper pipe, is only marginally more expensive, the labour to replace will be the same but copper wont rust, so future cost saving & safety. Job is easy enough to do yourself, unscrew where it joins master cylinder, then follow line back, clipping it out from any securing clips, unscrew other end, coil up & take to motorfactors, ask them to make a copper brakepipe exactly like your old one, dont worry if you snap pipe during removal, take all bits with you so correct length can be gauged. Copper is very flexible & can be bent to shape when you refit. Make sure you have new brake fluid to bleed your system with after replacement.
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Are you able to bleed the brake from the caliper you changed? If you can you may have a plugged bleeder at the master cylinder or the new one did not get drilled all the way through so the fluid comes out. Does the truck have ABS brakes? I am assuming so but not sure, if so you may have to reposition the valve in the line that cuts off the leak and shifts the fluid to the rear wheels in this case, it is in the lines, but at that I would think you still should be able to bleed the master cylinder. You may need to bleed all of the wheels before you can bleed the master.

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Its possible it could be the master cylinder itself, It should always push fluid. Does the car have ABS? It could also be inside the ABS module if it does. I am familiar with brake systems and diagnostics, just not familiar with this year olds whether it has abs or not.

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After you fix a brake line, you need to bleed the line. There is air in the line that needs to be bleed out of the line. Make sure the vehicle is not running, totally shut off. First - find which tire the brake line goes to that you just fixed. Two - then have someone in the vehicle pumping the brake three times, then on the third time, have them hold the brake to floor. Three - open the bleeder valve on the brake caliper of the tire that the brake line goes to.(Note - You need the tire off the vehicle to do this.) Four - once the the bleeder valve is opened, and all the brake fluid, and air comes out, close the bleeder valve and repeat the whole process several more time. Each time you bleed the brake line you are releasing the air in the line, and creating pressure with just fluid in the line. Usually three to four tries of bleeding the line will solve the air in the brake line problem and your brake pedal will become hard.

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You will need to bleed the brake system. I would start with the rear brakes lines and work towards the front.You must have key off engine off when bleeding brakes, apply pressure on brake pedal 10 times and hold. The brake line is now ready to be open. Open and let the stream of fluid come out and close the line tight. Then release brake pedal once bleeder screw is close. This procedure must be repeated twice front and back. After, brakes have been bleed pump the brake pedal before putting in drive.
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Section 06-06: Hydraulic Brake System 1992 Festiva Workshop Manual GENERAL SERVICE OPERATIONS Manual Bleeding
  1. Read Hydraulic System Bleeding General Information.
  1. Clean all dirt from the master cylinder filler cap.
  1. Fill the master cylinder with the specified brake fluid. During the bleeding operation do not allow the master cylinder to run dry.
  1. If the master cylinder is known or suspected to contain air it must be bled before the wheel cylinders or calipers. To bleed the master cylinder, loosen the front line fitting and have an assistant push the brake pedal slowly through its full travel. While the assistant holds the pedal, tighten the brake line fitting. After the line fitting is tightened, the assistant may release the brake pedal. Repeat this procedure on the rear brake line. Repeat the entire process several times to ensure all air has been removed from the master cylinder.
  1. Remove the bleeder screw cap from the appropriate rear wheel cylinder.
  1. Position a box end wrench on the bleeder fitting.
  1. Attach a rubber hose to the bleeder fitting. The hose has to fit snugly around the bleeder fitting.
  1. Submerge the free end of the hose in a container partially filled with brake fluid.
  1. Loosen the bleeder fitting approximately three quarters of a turn.
  1. Have an assistant push the brake pedal slowly through its full travel and hold it there.
  1. Close the bleeder fitting.
  1. Have the assistant release the brake pedal.
  1. Repeat Steps 9 through 12 until air bubbles cease to appear at the submerged end of the bleeder hose.
  1. When the fluid entering the bottle is completely free of bubbles, tighten the bleeder screw, remove the bleeder hose, and install the bleeder screw cap.
  1. Repeat Steps 5 through 14 at the appropriate diagonal front caliper.
  1. Check the master cylinder fluid level. If necessary fill it to the correct level with the specified brake fluid.
  1. Check pedal feel. If the pedal remains spongy, repeat the bleeding process or, if necessary, refer to Diagnosis and Testing in Section 06-00.

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My brakes will not get hard. The pedal goes to the floor. I just changed rear caliper and rotor on the drivers side.


DId you bleed the system after you changed the caliper? If the Master cylinder lost it's fluid while you were changing the caliper, then there is air in the system and you need to bleed the entire system. start with the REAR RIGHT, then the REAR LEFT and then the FRONT RIGHT and last the FRONT LEFT. make sure the master cylinder NEVER runs low on fluid and DO NOT re-use any fluid that you get out of the calipers.

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sounds like there is still air in system, put a hose from brake bleeder into jar of brake fluid to bleed and repeat for each set of brakes, checking brake fluid resevoir often. this will remove any air and keeps the line from sucking up air. there are one man break bleeding kits sold at auto parts stores but a clear air hose will work.

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I have bleed rear breaks.I cant seem to get fluid to rear.The ABS light is on along with the break light.Is it possible that there is a faulty ABS sensor not allowing fluid to be distributed to the rear...


I'm confused, how did U bleed the rear brakes and there's no fluid to them? first of all U need to get fluid to the rear.

  1. Make sure there fluid in the brake reserve
  2. leave the cap off the reserve
  3. crack open the furthest bleeder valve till fluid come out (take it off if U have 2)
  4. if nothing still come out, then U have a clogged brake line
  5. blow back through the line from the brake side (slow till it bubbles back through the reserve
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  7. now U can bleed the brakes

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