NO BRAKES AT ALL AFTER CHANGING CALIPE

1998 Plymouth Breeze

Tiny

dbmcinnis

August, 19, 2010 AT 2:06 PM

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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7 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

August, 19, 2010 AT 2:32 PM

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

Tiny

dbmcinnis

August, 19, 2010 AT 4:59 PM

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

August, 19, 2010 AT 5:19 PM

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

Wrenchtech

August, 19, 2010 AT 5:20 PM

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Tiny

Wrenchtech

August, 19, 2010 AT 5:21 PM

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

Tiny

dbmcinnis

August, 21, 2010 AT 7:56 PM

I'm sure going to remember (and recommend) this site. Thanks again.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

August, 21, 2010 AT 8:45 PM

Thank you, glad we could help.

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