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I have 1987 dodge ram b250 van and i just changed the brakes,rotors,and calipers on the front but when i tried to bleed the air out of the lines i got nothing but the brake fluid resevoir is full of fluid. what can i do to fix that?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Feb 08, 2011

    Can you describe the procedure you are using for bleeding the brakes ?

    Charlie

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2011

    conecting the catch can to the bleeding line and pumping the brake to try and force the fluid out. but i get nothing at all. and if you put the van in drive you really have to press hard to get the van to stop otherwise it will just roll. is there a block in the line? and if so how should i go about fixing that.

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Try connecting plastic tubing to drivers side bleeder valve. Place end of tube into a half full can of brake fluid. Press the brake repeatedly with the engine running so your power braking system is working. Watch the tubing until all bubbles have been pushed through the tubing. Repeat for the passenger side. The plastic tubing needs to be submerged in the fluid in the can to keep it from letting air back into the system through the bleeder valve.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Feb 08, 2011

    I trust you won't be offended, but are you loosening the bleeder screw / valve far enough ?

    Charlie

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2011

    yes of course i am. is there a link i can go to so i can see the whole brake system diagram?

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2011

    is there anything else i could try if that doesnt work? could the brake booster not be working properly?

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