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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Thanks, LMW. I ordered a set of Speed Bleeders from Speed Bleeder. Question. How much brake fluid should I have on hand to replace all the fluid? I don't want to buy too much. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Thanks, LMW. I ordered a set of Speed Bleeders from Speed Bleeder. Question. How much brake fluid should I have on hand to replace all the fluid? I don't want to buy too much. Thanks.


IIRC, I used a bit over a liter. If you get the ATE stuff, it comes in a metal can which will keep the moisture out. Good stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:54 pm 
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I got 2 quarts. Now to do the task!

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:37 pm 
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ok so I have a 2005 jeep liberty with no abs, I changed my calipers, rear brake hoses, and master cylinder. and no matter how much I bleed my brakes, when I start it the petal is still squishy. I have no leaks anywhere and all my brake lines are brand new. Does anyone have any ideas of what it could be?


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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Did you disable your ABS? Is the ABS pump unit still installed? There might be air trapped in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
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no I didn't disable it, it doesn't have abs at all. it does have a proportioning valve, but I get fluid out of it so its not clogged.


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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Did you bleed the master cylinder?

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:29 pm 
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yes sir. bench bled it before I installed it. then bled the brakes again after I installed it


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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:36 pm 
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darn, bro. I'm at a loss. Maybe some crud keeping a bleeder valve from sealing. It sounds like you checked all the connections and check for leaks.

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
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yep im at a loss also but thanks man! I think im gonna hit a junk yard on Monday and try to get another proportioning valve.


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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 pm 
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You suspect the proportioning valve? It's not leaking or stucking air, is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
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nope wasn't that. I figured it out. It's gonna sound like a rookie mistake. but I only changed the driver side caliper. and as I sat down defeated behind the jeep. I sat and just looked at it then I saw it, they gave me the passenger side caliper! I didn't even look because we've had horrible weather here in ohio, and I had to rush to get it done. the bleeder valve was on the bottom! so no matter how much I bled it would never have worked. p.s. I don't have a garage and have a low sitting gravel driveway that was why I was rushing.


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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Sit and stare. Works everytime! Glad you got it!

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 Post subject: Re: Bleeding ABS Brakes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:03 pm 
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nope wasn't that. I figured it out. It's gonna sound like a rookie mistake. but I only changed the driver side caliper. and as I sat down defeated behind the jeep. I sat and just looked at it then I saw it, they gave me the passenger side caliper! I didn't even look because we've had horrible weather here in ohio, and I had to rush to get it done. the bleeder valve was on the bottom! so no matter how much I bled it would never have worked. p.s. I don't have a garage and have a low sitting gravel driveway that was why I was rushing.

Reminds me of a past experience back in the late 60's (telling on my age now), a line mechanic at a shop where I was working had rebuilt the two front calipers on a vehicle and reinstalled them but could not get them to bleed out. He had done pumped so much brake fluid through them that it was running out from under the car and into the drain in the center of the shop. He finally admitted defeat as bad as he hatted to and had to ask for my help since I was the official shop foreman. I walked over, took one look at them and told him if he would swap sides with them they would bleed out. He had invertely installed the left on the right side and the right side on the left and the bleeder valves were on the bottom of the calipers and would have never bleed out.

Sometimes you just got to step back and take a hard look and rethink a problem....or get a second opinion.
I have even walked away from a problem and slept on it overnight only to find a viable solution the next day. :lol:

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