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We changed the disc pads on a 2001 silverado we had to open a brake line.we bleeded the brakes now we cant get the pressure back at the pedal.any suggestions?

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Did you allow the line to bleed out a few minutes before closing the fitting ...try and re-bleeding it making sure the lines are tight as specified and fill the brake reservoir as needed is the cap tight and the brake booster is good right ? no leaks as well correct !

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When you bleed your brakes you have to start at the wheel longest distance from the master cylinder keep bleeding and putting fresh fluid in until fresh fluid comes out the bleeder screw do this by pumping brakes real slow tighten screw. do this at each wheel working your way closer to the master cylinder. The point of doing this is to replace old fluid and if done right you get all the air out of the brake system. You still have air in the system have you tried to put the lid back on your brake fluid reservoir and pump your brakes to the floor they should get tight unless you have a lot of air in the system. you mave have to do each wheel again just to get the air out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0IdNb3hEqI
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