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1999 Saturn SL2 Question: want to know the sequence for bleeding the brakes

 

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art1968, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 2011, 10:23
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i put all new brakes on my car when i was done i had no brakes at all i tried to bleed them and that didnt work i was told that there is a sequence that i have to bleed them in i even put new rotors calapers master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders nothing has worked still no brakes would really like some help

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    December 17, 2011, 19:18
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    This is how you bled the brakes if you don't have ABS. If you have ABS then you will need a bidirectional scanner to bled the brakes.

    If more than one brake pipe is being bled, bleed in the following sequence:
    Right rear
    Left front
    Left rear
    Right front
    Check brake pedal feel for sponginess. If brake pedal exhibits this feel, repeat bleeding procedure until condition disappears.
    When bleeding procedure is completed on each wheel, check the reservoir fluid level. Fill as necessary.

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    art1968, December 18, 2011, 04:44
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    thanks for the sequence to bleed them do i have to have the motor running when i bleed them

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    PARTS GUY, December 18, 2011, 05:34
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    No you do not bleed the brakes with the engine running.
    Do you have Antilock Brakes on the car?

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    art1968, December 18, 2011, 08:36
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    no i dont have antilock brakes thank god thanks for your help

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