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New calipers, bled brakes, no pressure?

Old 11-10-2008, 12:41 PM
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I was going to suggest the backwards calipers as its fairly common. I might need to start labelling them, I've just been afraid that I might mislabel a pair one time and cause someone a problem.
That would have helped!! I thoroughly scoured each caliper looking for any kind of markings that may have indicated that they were side specific. After I couldn't find anything I just tried to bolt one up and it fit, so I figured if it fit, it must be correct!! AND as luck would have it I bolted the first one on with the bleeder screw down. It figures!!

I can understand you not wanting to take the liability of marking them yourself though.
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I know OLD THREAD but same issue, same questions....

I just had 2012 Grand Sport Calipers Powder Coated
New Rubbers were installed and everything is Dry (back on the car)

I plugged Banjo fittings with Rubber Plugs and placed them in upward
vertical position while calipers were off

I used new copper washers

Ive bought a cheap Harbor Freight Vacumn Hand Pump Tool to
pull Fluid into calipers and out bleed screw fitting

When Im done should I expect to have to Bleed ABS system as Ive seen
with a Tech2 scan tool in Videos

Chuck in Auburn,WA

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Old 05-08-2019, 11:01 PM
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If you don't get air in the ABS unit (make sure that the master brake tank never goes dry), then will not have to Cycle the ABS pump with a Tech II to get the trapped air out of the ABS pump/
Note, if you want to play crash test dummy, you can take the car to somewhere where you can lose traction under heavy breaking to kick the ABS system/pump in to play to cycle it enough to force the air out of the pump, then go back and re-bleed the lines since the air from the pump will be pushed into the lines.
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