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bleeding front brakes on 88 deville


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02-21-03, 01:12 PM   #1  
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bleeding front brakes on 88 deville

just installed new front rotors, calipers and pads on my 88 deville. when attempting to bleed them nothing seems to be working. I get no air or fluid at the caliper.(drivers side) loosened at master and have some fluid there. Am i missing a step? or do I have another problem. I replaced the parts because the pass side caliper began sticking and was recomended replacement of both side as a pair by dealer.

 
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02-21-03, 07:00 PM   #2  
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Change both rubber flexible lines going to the calipers---they are wiped and clogged with debris.

 
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02-24-03, 09:50 AM   #3  
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make sure the top of the mastercylinder is off. You should be able to gravity bleed the system. If nothing comes out, fill the master cyl. put the cap on & push the pedal to the floor slowly a few times try to not go all the way to the floor.you could damage the m/c seal.. Now go to every bleader one @ a time & open them until fluid comes out & all the air bubbles disappear. after your done pump the brake pedal again slowly not to aggitate the fluid. Then open all the bleeders one at a time & you will get one more bubble out of them. That should do it.
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02-24-03, 10:40 PM   #4  
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problem solved

Thanks guys! problem solved. hoses not problem. new calapers assembled incorrectly at factory! Put new calipers on today and brakes work great!!

 
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02-25-03, 05:39 AM   #5  
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It is a worthy exercise to change the hoses when doing this service. You may find yourself doing it again .

 
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02-25-03, 08:30 AM   #6  
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I agree

Thanks, I already had the hoses installed and still had same problem. since I had fluid all the way to calipers I removed them and had a shop check them out! Both calipers were rebuilt by same person incorrectly. (inspector tags checked) manufactor willingly replaced them and paid shop for labor to check them out!

 
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