PASSENGER BRAKE WON'T BLEED SEEMS AS IF THERE IS A BLOCAGE IN THE LINE

1998 GMC Safari

Tiny

back yard mechanic

September, 15, 2012 AT 4:53 PM

Decided to replace brake pads, they had 1/4 life, had to replace the caliper and the flexible hose. Tried to bleed the line, no fluid coming from the nipple the wheel would lock up solid and would take a minute or so to relieve the pressure. Replaced the brake line (did a pressure in a 5 gallon pail of water) next replace the Kelsey-Hays controller. Very little has changed.
What am I missing.
It has become an urgent matter for me, I live in a small town. My wallet was stolen and I need to get into the city to get a new debit card, other wise I would pay the standard rate of $40.00.
Rob

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Tiny

ASEMaster6371

September, 15, 2012 AT 4:54 PM

Is the side locked up that you did the caliper and hose?

Roy

Tiny

back yard mechanic

September, 15, 2012 AT 4:57 PM

Yes, I can get maybe a drop of fluid out. The caliper was bench tested and works.

Tiny

saturntech9

September, 15, 2012 AT 5:01 PM

Just add this 1 I would see if any pressure is coming right out of the master cylinder that feeds that caliper.

Tiny

back yard mechanic

September, 15, 2012 AT 5:12 PM

There is one line coming from the master cylinder into the abs controller internally it splits into 2 fro the front brakes. It drives me crazy that the drivers side works so well and the passenger side doesn't. The information I have read talks about bleeding the controller, if it is new or the reservoir has run dry. There is no mention that I have looked for that has been a problem to other people. If I can blow air through the old one while it is under water (meaning air pressure at the inlet port) what can be preventing this abs from working once installed. I did hook up the old brake line also. I also bleed the passenger side first.

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