Mechanics

NEW BRAKE LINES. PROBLEM WITH BRAND NEW CALIPER GRABBING

1993 Saturn SL2 • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 130,000 miles

Slammed on the brakes to avoid a deer, brake pedal went down to the floor and I ruptured a rear brake line. Replaced the entire line from the resevor to both rear calipers, checked for leaks over 4 times. And the passenger side which has a brand new caliper does not grab. And the pedal still goes down abnormally far for a brand new brake system. Bled all the lines 3 times, even bled the master. Any ideas?
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Blackboy454
August 13, 2012.



I am still confused about this home position. How do I know when these pistons are in the right position? Or are you talking about using these pistons to bleed the wheels instead of the brake pedal?

Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 23, 2012.
Its only the rear piston that needs to be moved to the home position. The pistons is what releases pressure to keep the wheels from locking. What your doing is moving the piston out of the way to get the trapped air out. Again I don't know the correct polarity to put it in the correct positioN. Also no way of telling what position its in. Only thing I can suggest is bleed it in both positions wont hurt anything. Just becareful when first driving it since you don't know what possition the piston is in.

Saturntech9
Aug 23, 2012.
Well good news is i did not have to worry about jumping the pistons to home position. found this >http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146855< so i just drove the car about 100 feet or so and made sure the abs light was off when i shut the car down. then i got air out of the caliper in the rear. however i think the auto parts store may have given me the wrong caliper for the passenger side. the bleeder screw is below the line instead of above the line where all the rest are. going to be checking into it monday. thanks

Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 26, 2012.
I have never bleed the brakes with the scan tool so good find. Also if the bleeder screw isn't at the top you have the wrong side caliper on there.

Saturntech9
Aug 26, 2012.
Its the one the moron at the parts store gave me. So im gonna go back and bitch. Wasted a whole bottle of fluid cuz they screwed up. At least its driveable. We bled some of the air out by lossening and tightening the line

Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 26, 2012.
Glad to hear your getting it figured out.

Saturntech9
Aug 26, 2012.
Thats why it was the only caliper not grabbing at all. Hopefully they will exchange it no charge if not they lost all my business. Thanks again louie. Ill let you know if it gets completely resolved.

Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 26, 2012.
They should exchange it keep me posted and as always your welcome anytime.

Saturntech9
Aug 26, 2012.
They exchanged it without trouble, but now being as the car has been sitting a while, whenever im driving down the road. I hit the clutch for a stop sign and the engine rpms go way down to either around 400 or it quits all together. Last time I cleaned the battery terminals and it solved it. Cleaned them this time but as of right now no luck. Any help?

Tiny
Blackboy454
Aug 28, 2012.
So the clutch is fully releasing a not dragging causing the engine to die?

Saturntech9
Aug 28, 2012.
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