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97 gt, i took calipers off painted them and replaced rotors and pads, I have bled and bled, no air coming out but the pedal is nowhere near right??? abs light is not on. Any suggestions?
 

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Where IS the pedal? You say it's not right, but where is it? Is it lower than before? Does it start hard then go soft? Do you have someone helping you bleed or are you using one of those "bleed it yourself" kits?

Have you road tested it yet to see if your stopping power has improved or not?
 

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very low and seems to have a fade to it almost goes to the floor. bled both ways with helper and vaccuum pump. I am gonna try 2 man again tomorrorw. started it, put it gear and the brakes will not hold the rotors when you let off the clutch.
 

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very low and seems to have a fade to it almost goes to the floor. bled both ways with helper and vaccuum pump. I am gonna try 2 man again tomorrorw. started it, put it gear and the brakes will not hold the rotors when you let off the clutch.
Have you tried bleeding the master cylinder? It's really easy to do by yourself with out having to take out the master cylinder itself. You just need two 1 foot tubes that you could buy at a hardware store (like lowes or home depot) for like a buck each. You take those tubes and put them on the two bleeder screws on your master cylinder. You then route the two tubes back into the filler hole on your master cylinder (the place you pour new brake fluid into). Open both bleeder screws with a 10mm open ended wrench and get back into the car. Pump the brakes. Essentially this is taking the air/fluid out of the master cylinder and dumping it back into the reservoir. The air will just float up and out and the fluid will stay in the reservoir. Pump the brakes like 10 full times close the bleeder screws. Be careful when taking the tubes off since there is still fluid in the hose and can get on your paint. I just put my thumb over one end to prevent the fluid from coming out of the tube. Put the cap back on the reservoir and you're done.
 

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Have you tried bleeding the master cylinder? It's really easy to do by yourself with out having to take out the master cylinder itself. You just need two 1 foot tubes that you could buy at a hardware store (like lowes or home depot) for like a buck each. You take those tubes and put them on the two bleeder screws on your master cylinder. You then route the two tubes back into the filler hole on your master cylinder (the place you pour new brake fluid into). Open both bleeder screws with a 10mm open ended wrench and get back into the car. Pump the brakes. Essentially this is taking the air/fluid out of the master cylinder and dumping it back into the reservoir. The air will just float up and out and the fluid will stay in the reservoir. Pump the brakes like 10 full times close the bleeder screws. Be careful when taking the tubes off since there is still fluid in the hose and can get on your paint. I just put my thumb over one end to prevent the fluid from coming out of the tube. Put the cap back on the reservoir and you're done.

Good advice. Learn something new everyday right.


Hey, I see your in Irvine, CA. Do you ever go to the Saleen store?
 

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Good advice. Learn something new everyday right.


Hey, I see your in Irvine, CA. Do you ever go to the Saleen store?
Are you talking about the one at the Spectrum? My friends have gone but I have never been. I thought they took it down recently too? I heard they had a Saleen cut in half so you could see everything in it too. Pretty cool.
 
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