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New calipers no brake pedal.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by stanza, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    2010 dodge 2500 5.7. 2new rear calipers w / pads and new pads in front.
    Cant get a pedal. Changed mc still no pedal. This is the same problem I see in a lot of online posts. Yet no one posts the answer. The dealer says that you don't need to bleed the abs system. Any help Is appreciated.
  2. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    i assume your smart enough to not do this but along time ago i put calipers on my cherokee but i put them on the wrong sides so the bleeders were on the bottom and they wouldnt bleed. stupid me. just a thought...
  3. zlssefi

    zlssefi Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    did you bench bleed the mc?
  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    snapon scan tool has a program in it to bleed the abs system, might be worth doing it.....
  5. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280


    Got fluid coming out the hoses??? Pressure or manual bleed?

    Here is something I found online. It's old but may pertain.
  6. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    Thanks. Calipers are on correct, did gravity bleed, bench bled MC. I can't think of anything else. Clear new liquid out of all four calipers. It has to be the abs. Does that have a bleeder ? I can't stand the stealer ship. Thanks for the help. When I get a fix ill post it.
  7. matts27

    matts27 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 138

    The abs/proportioning valve unit is air locked, try running the truck so you have vacumn from the motor to force the master better. I had the same problem on my 06 Toyota changing the back hoses. Keep bleeding the rears with the pump and crack method, a Mighty-Vac tool will get the fluid in but you need to force all the air bubbles out of the system the old fashioned way unless you have a professional brake system.
    Worked for me doing both rears 7 or 8 times then doing the fronts about the same... pump, crack the bleeder, close the bleeder, repeat, etc., etc.

    Hope this helps.

  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Did that on our 05 F350, I wasn't thinking and in a rush. I did figure it out after about 2 hours of what the hell was the problem,lol
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Sometimes it can be a real process, when I worked at a Ford dealership I went through 3 large bottles of brake fluid trying to bleed everything out. I finally hooked it up to a bleeder machine they had there.
  10. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280