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 Post subject: Low/soft brake pedal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:41 pm 
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I recently had a brake line perforate on me for the second time.
Seeing how rusty and crusty the lines were after the first time, I purchased an Inline Tube line kit for the back brakes because I knew it was gonna happen again.
Last week I got the second leak. The piece that goes across the back of the car to the left rear. Since I had the kit, I replaced the lines from the ABS module back.
After 5 hours of cursing and swearing, the lines were installed. I used my vacuum bleeder to bleed the rear lines. The car stops but the pedal is low.
Didn't I forget something? Do I need to bleed all four wheels? The master cylinder didn't run completely dry. Even though it gravity bled (or pumped out driving home) out of the leak, there was still some fluid for some front brakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Low/soft brake pedal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:10 pm 
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you still have air in the system - i would bleed that line again. go for a test drive and engage the antilock( sand gravel) and bleed again.

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 Post subject: Re: Low/soft brake pedal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:20 pm 
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Definitely bleed it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Low/soft brake pedal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:23 pm 
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Kinda figured I still had air in the system. Never bleed an antilock system before.
I'm guessing activating the ABS purges any air that might be in the module. Is using the vacuum hand pump sufficient?


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