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I Have been working on theese brakes for 3 days now ,pleasehelp.[ 1999 chevy malibu] I replaced the pads rotors and rubber lines, and calipers .Then tried to bleed the system , I did all four ,but i did the front first,with car running and cap off also had someone hold the pedal down before/while i cracked the bleeders. I kept repeating this to no avail. While car was on a test drive the peddal went all the way down and was spongy. it took 2 to 3 full pumps to stop the car, no leaks can be found and i used almost 1/2 a gallon of dot 3 . I bought rebuilt calipers but everything else is new, NOTE front right caliper came fited with a healy coil and 6ml bleeder valve please help .

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Check your Brake Booster. It is located in the Engine compartment. Check the large vacum line attached to that for leaks and make sure it is connected. If it is and you have vacum on the line while the engine is running then your brake Booster is bad and needs replaced. This assumes you have no leaks anywhere else on any wheel caliper and that the brakes and calipers are properly installed. For further troubleshooting and repair steps I recommend the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle.

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