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Brakes 1975 corvette, changed pads now im not getting any fluid out when i bleed the, can you help?

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Check to make sure your bleeder valve isn't plugged. Just remove it completely and clean it with brake cleaner. Re-install and try it again. Cleck for any fluid leaks from flex hoses. You can crack open the lines at the master cylinder just to confirm that it's working as well. Use the same method of bleeding the calipers. Have an assistant when if you do it that way. After confirming that your master cylinder is working. Inspect the line going to the caliper in question.

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How to bleed front caliper on 1981 Corvette


Fill master remove bleeder have somebody rapidly pump brake pedal while you hold your finger over the hole. within ten pumps (usually) fluid should come out.By holding your finger over the hole you will feel air pressure let that pass Then do your manual bleed.If still nothing check the rubber line sometime they get messed up inside and fluid will not go through

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I replaced my front brake router and brake pads today. when i bleed the front left brake, a line which im assuming is a brake line near the rear left tire burst and is leaking brake fluid. when u tried...


First, there is NO Pumping of the brake pedal
involved in bleeding brakes

I think your smart enough to know you
need to replace both rear brake hoses,
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Just changed front brake pads and still feels like brakes go to the floor. What is wrong?


check that fluid level is ok, by changing pad and opening calipers you may have lost fluid our of resovoir.

if your discs where not changed or skimmed at the same time you will have ridges, that do not match to the smooth pads, when you drive for a few miles eventually the pads will wear down and form the shape of the discs.

if they continue to be soft, bleed the fluid to make sure there is no air in it, if the brakes are still soft after this you should replace the brake fluid completely if it has not been done for a while as brake fluids absorbes moisture and that makes the brakes feel spongy or soft.


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Hi there,

The pads are easy to change. You do not need any special tools. If there are no grooves in the rotors I would just put on new pads. Don't get cheap pads or they will squeek. I would strongly suggest that you flush out the old brake fluid. You will be amazed at how brown and gunky the old fluid is. Flushing the fluid regularly will help make your calipers and master cylinder last a long time. I like to use Valvoline Synpower brake fluid, it is a couple bucks more but it is DOT 4.

One last tip. When compressing the brake caliper piston you do not want to push the fluid back up to the system, because you might get some crud into the ABS module. Therefore, when compressing the piston, loosen the bleed screw to let the fluid flow out of the bleed screw.

This is how to get it done:
  • Remove the old fluid from the master cylinder resevior with a turkey baster. Top up master cylinder with fluid.
  • Remove the right rear wheel and bleed/flush the brakes with the old pads on. Top up master cylinder with fluid(important). Remove the caliper, open the bleed screw and compress the piston, close the bleed screw.
  • Install new pad and caliper
  • Bleed again. Top up master cylinder with fluid.
  • Repeat on remaining 4 wheels RR, LR, RF, LF.
Glad to be of help!!!

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No brakes I think the booster was going out because my peddle got soft but would still stop me then i changed my brake pads shortly after the brakes completly went out and can now only stop with the...


The problem is not the booster, the job of the booster is to make braking easier. If the booster went out the brakes would be hard to press.
Your soft pedal is likely due to air in the brake lines. Bleed the brakes and go from there.

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brake fluid will get lower in the reserve as your brake pads wear. if it is really low u should probably take it in to have the pads changed.

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Antilock brake systems don't like fluid pushed back through the system.

You should follow good standard practice, by blocking and ensuring the car is stable and safe.

When the wheel is removed, clamp off the flexible brake fluid line. When you push he caliper back to change the pads, do it with the bleed screw open and catch the fluid that comes out. When the caliper is fully depressed, close the bleed screw up. Change the pads, ensure you put anti-squeel on the outter surfaces. Inspect the clips, ensure they are all seated properly.

Check the runout on the rotor, make sure it's not warped. Get them turned or replace them as necessary.

When done, reinstall everything and remove the clamp.

Start the truck, pump the brakes a few times to get fluid back to the front calipers. Inspect the fluid level in the resivoiour to ensure enough fluid is there.

Do some safe test brakes to ensure all is ok.

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