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The front brake pads were changed as well as front callipers. Cannot get brake pressure even with bleeding all 4 tires. Any advice?

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I think there is air in the lines.

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My brakes that get stiff the more I drive. After about 10-15 min. Also check my brake pads my front left is worn out and the front right is in good condition?


one side pads worn abnormally indicates that the calliper body is not moving freely on the mounting pins or
the other side is not getting pressure from a faulty brake master cylinder
that side could even need bleeding properly
take it in to a brake specialist shop for a proper diagnosis and quote

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first off, you need to buy the break pads, break caliper spreader, and you need to know if the bolts have a allen wrench head or a torques head, you can find that out by turning your wheel all the way to the left after you remove the front left tire, take a small hand mirror and look on the back side of the calliper, once you know what it is, you need the socket or wrench that fits it, remove the bolts, then the calliper will pull off by wiggleing it off, then remove the outside pad, take the break calliper spreader and place it the way the break pad sat and screw it pushing the calliper cylinder back as far as possible, then take the calliper spreader off and remove the other pad, install the new pads into the break calliper and replace the calliper back onto the router, (the round disc the calliper was on) line up the holes on the calliper and replace the bolts.......once you have put the calliper back on you must pump the peddle untill they are hard again, about 3-6 times or untill you cant go to the floor anymore. once they are solid again, replace your tire and you should be good to go.....................hope this helps.

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How to change back brakes? I can't get the brake cylinder to go in.


Do you mean back brake pads or the back brake callipers?
To change pads you need to use a rear brake pads changing tool to screw in the calliper piston or if you are experienced enough you could screw in the calliper with a two mm thick piece of metal sheeting that fits into the grove of the piston.
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