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Mechanic(?) changed brake pads and one rotor, but did not bleed brakes, now I have no brakes at all, not sure what to do now.

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Have you pumped them to set the pads? If you seperate the caliper to allow for the clearance for new pads, it will not set until you pump the pedal to pressurize and expand the caliper. If you haven't loosened any brake lines you shouldn't have to bleed them. Check the fluid after they are set to make sure it is still full. If this doesn't work, check the calipers to make sure they aren't frozen in place. If they are, you may be able to loosen the pistons by spraying them with penetrating oil and working them. Make sure if you spray them, you get all the excess off the brake pads and rotors if you overspray.

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