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Breaks not working properly after a wheel bearing change.....

Old 25-Aug-2003, 10:33 PM
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Breaks not working properly after a wheel bearing change.....

I recently changed my front right wheel bearing and now my breaks are screwed!!

What they do is....... like when I go to break its really soft and I can push it all the way to the ground and it barely breaks so then i gotta pump it again and it stiffens up and breaks


its doing this all the time..... and when im backing up they barely work at all unless i pump them several times.


When i did the wheel bearing i didnt remove the caliper so i dont think there is any way air got into the break lines..... and im affraid to bleed the breaks cause i dont want the bleeders to break..


someone said it could be my master......

anyone else have problems like this with their breaks?

not to mention theirs brown **** in my break fluid....


someone please help...
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 10:38 PM
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check your bleed screws or check for a kink in the brake line
or check for fluid, i meen is put some white paper under you car where the work was done and turn on the car and pump the brakes. you might have a small hole and you are bleeding out
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 10:39 PM
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sorry but with brown stuff in fluid u need a brake flush done
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Re: Breaks not working properly after a wheel bearing change.....

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Old 25-Aug-2003, 11:21 PM
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lordm has it right check those lines ... then do a bleed of the system that should keep you going sounds like there is air in the lines.. and after that do a flush because bad fluid has a really low bioling point...
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if you're afraid you're going to break the bleeder get soemone to do it for you.

it should be okay as there's dot 3 on the other side to keep it lubed up, no??
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The brown stuff is water that has been absorbed into your brake fluid.

Brake fluid loves moisture.

But yeah, time to bleed your brakes

do it yourself, takes 10 mins with a buddy.
if you don't know how to do it, go back and complain.
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Re: Re: Breaks not working properly after a wheel bearing change.....

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brakes
I'm with ROY on this one... it's your brakes

LOL

j/k, like everyone has already told you, time for a bleeding of the brakes. I love doing brakes... it's just such a rewarding job. Not to mention NOT having brakes is downright dangerous. The bleeder is there for a reason, you won't jook it by using it. Better still, get a handful of new bleeders to have on hand. Use a turkey baster to get the old crap out of your M/C, then put new stuff in, and get to bleedin till the clear line at your bleeder valve is the same color of the stuff that you put in, PLUS no air bubbles are visible. A cheap bleeder kit is $10 at carquest, maybe less at Princess Auto.
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