Well again I would suggest that you clamp off the hoses and see if the pedal is hard then. If it is, the problem lies in the wheel area. Logically it stands to reason that if the pedal is still soft, it points to the master cylinder or ABS unit. Isolate the two parts of the system and find out which one makes the pedal soft. Just because you only changed one line and caliper doesn't mean the air drawn in when the master was allowed to run dry is only in the one hose. Whatever the fluid goes through has to be suspect. IE master cylinder, abs pump. If you don't have plugs for master cylinder, I have seen people use a small nail with a large head inserted into the line removed from master and re-inserted into master. It blocks the fluid flow. If pedal is hard then, bleed the ABS. If it isn't bleed the master. If the pedal being soft means it is dropping while applying, you probably have a fluid leak.
Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 1:17 AM