I replaced my right front caliper a couple weeks ago along with the brake pads for both front wheels. I've bled my brakes and the brake pedal is still spongy but as of late. I can only drive the car for about 3 days and then the brakes (I barely have) to stop completely fail where I have to use the emergency brake.
The right caliper/brake system now works but the left caliper doesn't work anymore. I noticed that I have a leak (not sure where) but it's in the front of the car more so by the actual wheel than the driver door and not in the rear. I haven't seen any brake fluid on my actual left driver's wheel or on the brake assembly/caliper/pads. I thought it might be the caliper but now I'm worried it's the master cylinder or possibly the booster? I need help. I'm not sure where to start or how to go about this.
I have bled the brakes twice since my initial replacement of the brake pads and right caliper, finding that there was a ton of air in the left front caliper. They seem to work okay but eventually they fail after driving. Meh.300 miles? The brake fluid in the MC isn't low either.I am finding that I need to bleed the brakes (2 person pedal brake bleed without ABS scan tool) works for me to get the things I need and then they fail again.
What could this be? Oh and yes. It's an ABS system. Which makes me hesitate since I'm doing this on my own (with assistant of course)
Friday, December 13th, 2013 AT 10:19 AM