Soft, squishy brake pedal after bleeding the brakes on my 88' chevy 1/2 ton.I put new calipers in the front, and there are no leaks. what could cause this?
soft, squishy is air. I know you said that you bled the brakes, but i have had this time and time again, and until i have physically seen someone attempt to bleed the brakes i know why...........
let me give you a hint that i do, forget the one man bleeding kits, they are good for what they are designed for, trying to do everything yourself, which you cant...sometimes you need other peoples help.
1. open the farther most bleed nipple, and pump SLOWLY 4-5 times, close nipple on last down stroke.
2. assistant pump up the brakes
3. as assistant holds pedal, release bleed nipple, and before he/she gets to full travel, close the nipple (this will prevent air entry- as it acts like a vaccuum)
4. repeat 3-4 times
5. do the same at opposite end, working your way to the bleed nipple thats closest to the master cylinder.
NOTE : I am assuming that nothng was wrong with the brakes before-hand
Jun 11, 2010 |
1988 Chevrolet K1500