AW: [DML] Brake saga........
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AW: [DML] Brake saga........



Hey,

I bet you have air in your system.

Check out the calipers. they have two pistons but only channel
on top of them where the fluid can go to the other piston.
You need to get the air to the side where the bleeding screw is !


Take out the inner brake pads any put something between piston
and rotor that is thinner than the pad (small piece of wood ?). 
Pump the piston further out and push it back in.
More fluid is pumped to the other side. The air is collected on top of it.
Now with pushing back the piston the air will be pushed to the side 
with the bleeding screw. Now bleed it again.

Did you do that before ?

Elvis




Ok, a while ago I posted that I was having front brake problems. A
reminder: Master cylinder is brand new, front calipers are rebuilt and
all lines are new. The only difference in the car is the fact that I
have the SS braided brake lines rather then the old rubber ones.

For the life of me....I can't get my front brakes to work!!! Rear
brakes work great but the fronts just won't clamp down and grab. At
first I though it was a defective Master cylinder so Rob at PJ Grady
exchanged it for me, still no luck. I next thought that maybe I didn't
rebuild the front calipers properly so I purchased a pair that were
rebuilt professionally, still won't work. I have gone through 6
bottles of brake fluid trying to bleed the system......still WON'T
work. Again, back brakes work great but the front won't work.

I've used compressed air in the system to see if there was blockage
and there wasn't, air moved through it freely with no restrictions. I
then connected my compressor to the end of the brake line that
connects to the master cylinder and shot some air in it, front brakes
grabbed the rotor tight.

What in the heck could it be???? I have tried to power bleed it,
gravity bleed it, brake pedal pump bleed it you name it! Maybe I am
not doing it right? I've rebuilt brake systems before on 8 other cars
and none ever gave me a problem like this. This is the most basic and
simple setup I have ever worked on.....can anyone help?








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