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Spongy brakes put on new brake calipers pads and roters on the front and new cylinders on the back of my 1995 mercury villager. I bled them but they are still reaally soft. what do i need to do to fix this?

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Sorry but you did something wrong or your helper was not following directions. You need to bleed them again as the soft feel is air in the system. Start at the RR then move to the LR then RF and end at the LF caliber. Make sure you are bleeding the brakes correctly. Here is a link to bleeding brakes. http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/maintenance/4213448

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Make sure the brake hoses are not colasped and holding pressure on the brake liners,and if the hoses are fine,then replace the master cylinder.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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