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I change my calipers and break pads on both front wheels of my 97 nissan pathfinder bleed all 4 wheels after a few second I stroke peddle and it went all the way down to the firewall . Need help

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Could be your brake master cylinder not building hydraulic pressure. If the internal seals are bad, the fluid leaks back internally, preventing pressure to build up in the lines to the wheels. If you have no leaks and you bled all wheels properly, it is probably the master cylinder.

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  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston.
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  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: It is necessary to depress the brake pedal several times to position the front disc brake caliper piston before driving the vehicle.

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