Question about 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
When you changed the hoses, it introduced air into the system. This can take some time and effort to get it all out, but as long as it is there, it will make your pedal mush like it does. Air compresses, but the hydraulic fluid does not, which is why we use it for this application. A good way to effectively bleed the air out, is to loosen the bleeder screw, attach a piece of clear tubing on the bleeder valve, leading into a plastic or paper cup full of brake fluid. Start the truck, slowly depress the brake pedal a couple of times, and release it slowly. Check the fluid level in both the reservoir and the cup, ensure that the end of the hose STAYS submerged in the fluid. This way, it won't draw air back into it. Once you've done this a couple of times, tighten the bleeder valve again, and move to the other side. You may need to do a couple of rounds with it, as air likes to run around a bit in the lines. You will know you are getting close when the pedal starts to firm up when you have the bleeder valves closed. The first guy that posted was right; he did not deserve the bad rating for being right.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
Make sure u spend enough time bleeding brakes sounds like u still have air in the system
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
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