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I have replaced the brakes, rotors, calipers and master cylinder on a 2003 dodge durango, i bench bleed the master cylinder, and have spent 2 days now bleeding the brakes, only to end up with a spongy brake pedal, any sugestions

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Sorry you went thru all of that... those vehicles have an issue with power brake boosters. one more thing to replace...Or, you still have air in the system...

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  • Summit Motors Jan 16, 2014

    clamp all 4 rubber brake lines closed and pump pedal 3 times if pedal is hard and at the top feels good the problem is at one of the wheels ,relaese 1 clamp at a time checking brake pedal after each on

  • Summit Motors Jan 16, 2014

    Add a Commentonce u feel the pedal go spongy after releasing a particular clamps you know there is an adjustment or bleed problem on that specifiic wheel if the pedal is spongy with all wheels clamped after you pumped it 3 times ,the problem is not on the wheels , but more than likely to do with master cylinder or inline eqauliser valve

  • Summit Motors Jan 16, 2014

    just remember a brake booster only makes the pedal easier to push and will not cause a spongy pedal as it is not part of the hydraulics ,it only assists the push of the pedal,if the booster is troublesome it makes the pedal hard to push ,it wont cause pedal travel or sponginess



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