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Old 08-21-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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changed brake pads front and rear and bled all calipers, brake pedal goes all the way to the floor,why?

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Old 08-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Did you refill your Reservoir with brake Fluid? And when you say bled, You open the bleed screw, expanded the calipers and tighten the screws or You replaced all the Brake fluid with new? You have air in the system or a leak some place.

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are the rear calipers part of the parking brake system? If so, you most likely will have to adjust them up. How that is done varies from vehicle to vehicle but the most common method I am aware of you basically use the parking brake actuator, many times, to adjust them. If you have a frozen parking brake cable, this will be the cause of a lot of grief. If so, often times you can operate the parking brake actuator on the caliper by hand or using a wrench. That will screw the caliper piston out to reduce the gap between the pads and the rotors.
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The first mistake was bleeding the calipers, you shouldn't need to do that just replacing pads.
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The first mistake was bleeding the calipers, you shouldn't need to do that just replacing pads.

Exactly right. That was unnecessary.
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I have to disagree with you guys. If the vehicle has ABS, you should never simply push back the calipers and force dirty fluid into the controller. It can cause some very expensive damages. Also, your brake fluid should be replaced about every other year and the entire system flushed. This will help remove accumulated moisture which can cause a variety of problems. Brake fluid that has absorbed moisture boils at a much lower temp than fresh fluid. Adulterated fluid can actually cause you to lose all braking if it boils.
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Worked as a mechanic for a number of years. Changed hundreds of brake pads. Never bled the calipers, never had a problem.
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Worked as a mechanic for a number of years. Changed hundreds of brake pads. Never bled the calipers, never had a problem.
worked as a mechanic for a number of years. ASE certified. Michigan certified and licensed. Changed thousands of pads. I do know of customers that totally lost brakes because of boiling brake fluid

dot 3 brake fluid boiling point >430 F

boiling point of water = 212 F at sea level
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GOOD advise NAP. Glad to know there is someone else on this thread that knows what they are talking about.
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Not a mechanic but have changed my own brakes for nearly 40 years, and never bled fluid or changed brake fluid.. I think mechanics do it for the extra $$$$$$. My 2000 LeSabra had over 300,000 miles on it before I traded it, with the original bake fluid. (AND original antifreeze)
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I will admit I never change my brake fluid, at least until I have a problem that requires it (wheel cylinder / brake line) but I agree it should be done.

Now not changing and flushing the cooling system is just a breakdown waiting to happen.

Linky on flushing brake fluid.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...enance/4213448
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I was also a certified mechanic.
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Not a mechanic but have changed my own brakes for nearly 40 years, and never bled fluid or changed brake fluid.. I think mechanics do it for the extra $$$$$$. My 2000 LeSabra had over 300,000 miles on it before I traded it, with the original bake fluid. (AND original antifreeze)
I also knew a guy that almost never brushed his teeth and even well passed 50 he had very good teeth.

Obviously, both your situation and the guy I knew were in the minority.

Certain things in life last longer and work better if properly maintained. Your car and your teeth are just two of them.
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lot easier to take care of my teeth now that i can take them out
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My feeling on this is... most town drivers will never heat the brakes to a boiling point... racers will... but my biggest problem with NOT flushing is the average Joe that hooks up that over sized camper and heads out west once a year... Most of you that do this work for a living will never know if your failure to flush the brake system caused the death of average Joe and his family because most of these down grade accidents are wrote off as DRIVER FAILURE not the fault of a bad mechanic...

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