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I have a truck where i did the breaks both pads and calipers and after doing it the brakes are spongey and grinding why would it do this.

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First did you bleed the brakes after replacing parts? Grinding? Did you replace or resurface rotors?

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Failing this, try reverse bleeding of your brakes. Use a large syringe and tube. Fill the syringe with brake fluid, being careful to remove all air from the syringe and tube. Connect to bleed nipple, and with the brake lever fluid reservoir cap removed, compress the brake fluid back up to the reservoir. Your syringe will need to be large enough to contain more fluid than caliper and line combined for this procedure.

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U need the special anti-lock brake (ABS) bleeder adapter to get the air out of the ABS hydraulic control unit, that is why the spongy feel the system is no completely bled of air unless you hook up the tool that holds the hydraulic control valves open for bleeding

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This can be caused by a sticking brake caliper. I would check the calipers for proper operation. Also check the condition of the brake rotors and pads. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Replace the pads and see if rotor that pad was grinding on can be resurfaced.If not replace it.While you have it apart lube the caliper slide's with anti-seeze or a brake lube so the caliper can move smoothly.

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Your brake pads are shot, and the noise you hear is the metal of the caliper grinding on the rotor. If this just started happening, you can probably save the rotor and just buy pads. If the rotor's surface is gouged or scraped badly, you'll need new rotors too. Don't drive the car unless you are driving it to a shop to have the brake work done - it's very dangerous as you have greatly diminished stopping power.

Oh, and if they try to tell you that you need new calipers too, trust me - you don't. When the calipers grind on the rotor, the rotor takes the damage. Pay for new rotors, new pads, and I'd have them do a full flush and fill of the brake fluid too (never hurts to do this).

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