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After putting on new calipers on both sides of my dodge ram 2005 1500 and bled brakes I have no brakes. What is the problem they worked fine until I did the caliper and brake

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Did you bleed rear brakes also? Should do all 4 whenever bleeding brakes starting w/ right rear, left rear, right front then left front. Sounds like air in lines.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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    AMartz Mar 08, 2014

    yep it feels like air, but me and my dad pumped the brakes too while bleeding.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2011

    You should be flushing your brakes, all 4, as was said
    every 2 years

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    AMartz Mar 08, 2014

    me and my pops did turn the car on and bleed the each one but we did pumped the breaks. did that ruin the outcome and cause in the lines?

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    AMartz Mar 08, 2014

    meant to say cause air bubbles in the line

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Sounds like there is still air in the calipers. Did you use a pressure bleeder or do it by hand? I would try bleeding them again, starting from the right caliper. Then left (keep adding fluid to the master cylinder reservoir). If that doesn't work I would also bleed the rear brakes.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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    AMartz Mar 08, 2014

    did it by hand with the car on and pumping the breaks till they got sturdy.

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