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Trying to bleed front abs brakes on 2008 silverado just keep getting more air can not get pedal just keeps going to floor

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Why are you bleeding brakes in the first place? What was repaired or replaced? Double check the procedure on these items.
Items that would cause your delima: External leaks anywhere in the system
Internal leak in master cylinder.
Bleeding procedure : Use procedure specified by manufacturer

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • shadowwolf12 Sep 02, 2010

    replaced front pads and calipers simple procedure don`t know how i could have screwed angthing up

  • JIMMY Sep 03, 2010

    This is a 2008 vehicle ? Is the milage above 30K? If not bring it back to the Dealer. Go over your steps may be you didn't set the pads in caliper correctly. If ya didn't cut rotors at the very least sand them up a bit.



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