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I changed the front pads on my 97 Sebring convertible. Also put on new rotors, and changed the calipers. My car bounces slightly, and if I apply the brakes hard, they become spongy. I have bled them off as well.

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    Could air get into the lines due to a bad cap on the fluid reservior?

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Spongy means air present in the hydraulic system,I recommend check and recheck all of the brake system areas where air could enter(master cylinder,fittings,calipers,etc.)and bleed the entire system again.
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How can I change the rotors and brakes on a 2006 Cadillac?


Front brake
Step 1: Identify Front Disc Brake Components
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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
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Remove Brake Rotor
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(sliding surfaces) ?
Did you put anti-seize on those parts, that need to slide
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http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Brakes_Brake_Grab_Lock_Occurs.htm

You speak of having replaced the caliper, but does include the piston, itself. Of the seven causes, caliper piston may be stuck. Check the other six causes in the article linked above.

Good luck!
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