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A bent disc or bad wheel bearing can push the pads back, and you need to pump it for the brakes to work, or it requires a seal kit in the rear brake master cylnder

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1997 mercury sable gs 3.0l replaced master brake, still having brake pedal feeling spongy and slowly traveling down. i bench bled master brake and bled brake right rear left rear right then front.


If the master cylinder is replaced, care must be taken to prime the new master cylinder by removing all of the air and completely filling it with brake fluid. The spongy feeling is air that is still in the circuits. You will need to bleed the back brakes as well as the front ones again. The order that you bled them seems correct, but perhaps there remained some air in the main trunk lines.

For the best results 2 people are needed. Start at the further distance wheel cylinder and bleed at least three (3) master cylinder reservoir volumes of fluid (back brakes). Bleed the fluid with use of a piece of tubing attached to the bleed port that is long enough to reach almost to the bottom of a long neck or tall clear jar (clear drink bottle works well). When the bleeding begins, after one or two brake pedal pushes, make sure that the end of the tubing is below the surface of the fluid and keep it under. It best to have a clear bleed line (to observe air). Keep pumping the brake pedal while being careful to not completely empty the master cylinder reservoir (leave 1/4 full always). Repeat the same technique for each wheel cylinder with at least two (2) reservoirs full for front brakes. Partially close the bleed ports when almost finished (at least 5 pedal strokes without exit of any air). Completely close the ports during the down stroke of the brake pedal, with the tubing still attached. Be sure each bleed port is closed snuggly.
Most of the brake fluid can be reused, but not the darker portion at the bottom of the jar.

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Ajust back brakes


Rear brakes on Dakotas are notorious for having adjustment issues. What happens is when the rear brakes are replaced, most DIYers and repair shops do not bother to replace the hardware kit, self adjuster and adjuster lever. What happens is the star wheel on the self-adjuster wears out the ridge on the adjuster lever that is supposed to keep the rear brakes adjusted. Unless you replace these components, you will face a constant battle to keep the rear brakes adjusted and will invariably be wearing out front brakes and rotors much faster than the norm.

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WHAT CAN BE THE PROBLEM IF THE REAR WHEEL KEEPS TURNING AFTER HANDBRAKE IS TENSIONED


Hi Well that depends weather you have a drum brake car or a disk brake rear brake car , most early cars had cable to rear brakes and some have rod ,but either should hold on the 3click of hand brake and to park max 5.
Rear brakes with drums could be either worn out linings or oil seals leaking oil onto the brakes and the same with the disk brakes but you may not see the problem untill you remove the drums.

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Right rear brakes keeps messing up on a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus, we keep buying new right rear brakes about every two months or less. Can you help us out?


You have to make sure the brake system is operating properly.Change both rear brakes it sounds like the left rear brake side is not working making the right side wear out so quick.After changing the back brakes bleed them making sure you have no air in your brake lines.start bleeding them from the left rear to the right rear to the left front to right front to master cylinder.

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What model year rear end will fit my ford f150 4x4


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Rear Brake Lights not working (Hyundai Atos Prime GLS 2007)


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I have a 2003 4runner with 102400 miles. It has started to have a squeak somewhere. Sounds like it is on the drivers side. I changed the front brakes and rotors about 10000 miles ago. How does a person...


The rear brakes last a long time since 80% of braking is on the front wheels. This helps keep the car in a straight line in hard braking where the front wheel lock up. The rear wheels keep rolling to keep the car in a straight line much like a fin on a rocket keep its path straight through the air. If you have never changed the rear brakes then it is time to check it. The squeak is caused by a device mounted is such a way so that it touches the brake disk when the pad wears to a certain point. Letting you know it is time for a new pad.

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bleed brakes again from the rear first then the front did your prime master cyl before you put it on car because it will take a long time to get air out of system dont forget bleed one at a time

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Driver side brake not bleeding properly after bleeding left side and changing rotors, calipers, and pads?


first of all make sure master cylinder is full of brake fluid.then you crank car leave foot off brake pedal. watch abs light on dash it should turn off in 10 seconds if not have car towed to garage or dealer. they have to use a scanner to scan the abs brakes if abs light turn off in 3 seconds. then starting bleeding from master bleed the lower brake line fitting at the proportional valve followed by the upper brake line fitting. keep eye on brake fluid in mastercylinder dont let run dry.next prime the abs hydralic modulator.connect the bleeder hose to the rear bleeder valve on the modulator.place the other end into a container partially filled with cleab brake fluid.make sure the end of the hose is submerged.open the bleeder valve slowly about 1/2 to 3/4 turn have an assistant depress the brake pedal and hold it in the depressed position. when the flow of fluid ceases close the bleeder valve.repeat process until no air bubbles are present in the fluid.then tighten the bleed valve securely. start bleeding brakes. your bleeding sequence is right rear - left front - left rear - right front.WARNING IF ALL FAILS YOUR BRAKES DONT FEEL SOLID AND FEEL VERY SPONGY.DONT DRIVE CAR. HAVE IT TOWED TO DEALERSHIP.THEY WILL HAVE TO PRESSURE BLEED YOUR BRAKE SYSTEM.

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1999 GMC Sierra brake problem


When you change the master cylinder it is best to gravity bleed first, then proceed to the pedal technique.

Gravity bleeding is when you just open the valve and let gravity pull the fluid down.

Keep in mind you must "prime" the master cylinder first before installing it, did you do that?

Priming the master cylinder is where you put it in a vise gently, you then take apaptors and screw into the outlets, then take tubes from the adaptors back into the resoirvor. You fill the resorvoir up with fluid and take a 3/8 extension for a socket and push the piston in and out slowly until there are no more air bubbles.

After this procedure you gravity bleed the brakes, then go on to the pedal technique.

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