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NO BRAKES AT ALL AFTER CHANGING CALIPE

1998 Plymouth Breeze

Brakes problem
1998 Plymouth Breeze 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 207000 miles

Brakes were spongy and master cylinder dirty. So I changed master cylinder (used old resevoir) - bench bled. Brakes were more spongy (but worked some) and front brakes bleeder screws frozen. So I changed front calipers and bled all 4 brakes (in proper order). Brakes don't work at all now! Can't even risk putting in gear now because can't stop.
When engine off there is initial resistance with pedal depression (but goes all the way down easily). With engine on no resistance at all. In vehicle bleeding of master cylinder hasn't helped.

Dalton McInnis
dbmcinnis@fastmail. Fm
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Dbmcinnis
August 19, 2010.




Take a look at your front calipers and tell me if the brake bleeders are at the top or the bottom.

Wrenchtech
Aug 19, 2010.
Both are on top. Did I put them on backwards? I mean a " left" caliper or the rt front wheel and a " right" caliper on the lt front wheel?

Dalton

Tiny
Dbmcinnis
Aug 19, 2010.
After my quick answer, I actually did what you asked and looked at the caliper. It appears that the bleeders are on the bottom. I will upload a picture.

Dalton


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/563324_caliper_1.jpg


Tiny
Dbmcinnis
Aug 19, 2010.
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Wrenchtech
Aug 19, 2010.
OK, you DO have them on the wrong side and they will never bleed that way. Switch sides and you'll be fine.

Wrenchtech
Aug 19, 2010.
I'm sure going to remember (and recommend) this site. Thanks again.
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Tiny
Dbmcinnis
Aug 21, 2010.
Thank you, glad we could help.

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Wrenchtech
Aug 21, 2010.

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