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    Brake bleeding issue.

    Mods, this might not be the right forum. If it isn't, please move.


    Okay. Took off my calipers to clean them up and paint them. No biggie. Done this before. Got them painted, let them dry and cure, put everything back together.
    Now it gets fun.

    Obviously a re-bleed is needed. No big deal. A fresh bottle of DOT 3/4 and I am good to go.
    I get out my trusty 10mm wrench and have a friend help with the foot brake work. 3 hours later...there is still a lot of softness to the pedal. Even running.
    Now, normally it takes me an hour to bleed brakes. I bleed them so that the fresh fluid is there. Once there is no air, I go 4-5 extra times.
    Fast forward to today. Still soft pedal action. Start the bleeding process over again with yet another bottle of fluid. No biggie.

    Until now. I am pissed. I have spent 6 hours trying to get the brake pedal to feel like a brake pedal should. I did some other things to the car as well today though.
    Supposed to race May 9th....

    Ideas?
    Would a frozen caliper not allow the brakes to bleed properly? What about since I have an ABS block but do not use ABS with the 9"?
    I have removed each caliper and made sure the in and out locations are clean.

    HELP!!

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    No idea how to bleed the master. Or that ABS block. Which may come out since I don't have ABS anymore with the current set-up. Would just keep the stuff to put it back in if needed.

    Here is the issue we are running into.
    When breaking the rear bleeders loose, the pedal goes straight to the floor.
    When breaking the front bleeders loose, the pedal doesn't go to the floor, and fluid doesn't exit as fast as the rears.

    I have tryed tapping the calipers to see if I could get any air bubbles loose.

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    All better.

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    what did it end up being? I know that if you get air in the abs it's a pain in the ass to get out. Not sure what it takes to get it out because I've never personally ran into it. If it was air in the abs how did you get it out?

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    It was the public school system not teaching me right from left.

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    Fess up...spill the beans.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Fess up...spill the beans.....
    Left caliper apparently goes on the left...not the right.

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    I would have never admitted that in public. Never.

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    I don't care. I did the swap on my own, but screwed this up. Just rushing it is all.
    We all learn from our mistakes.
    And I have learned a lot that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Left caliper apparently goes on the left...not the right.
    Ok, I'm gonna pass on this one but that means you have to pass on rubbing it in when I do something stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Left caliper apparently goes on the left...not the right.
    yeah, usually doesn't work when the bleeder is on the bottom of the caliper, instead of the top. damn public school system. without seeing pics, i would've never figured that one out for you. glad you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I would have never admitted that in public. Never.


    We've all been there its just part of working on cars. I have a few stories like this. You can be sure you will never make that mistake agian though.

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    For a future referance. Next time you take both calipers make sure you mark them Right side and Left side. Remember that the driver side is the left side. That's because when you sit in your car you are on the left side and the pass is on the right.. just a lil tip..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    For a future referance. Next time you take both calipers make sure you mark them Right side and Left side. Remember that the driver side is the left side. That's because when you sit in your car you are on the left side and the pass is on the right.. just a lil tip..
    that's good stuff right there.
    While you have the marker in your hand might want to put a big L on one shoe and a big R on the other shoe. If you need help with which letter goes where I'm sure you can find someone to guide you ( make sure they're facing the same direction as you or they'll be backwards.)

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