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Old 08-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question Advise please (my life could depend on it, LOL!). Bleed brakes?

i just installed my new vented brake rotors and pads on my v6

I followed the DIY for the SS but i have a problem

i used a c clamp to retract the pistons and now the brake pedal feels dangerously soft.

i tried pumping it to get the pistons back in place but still seems really soft. Im kinda afraid to drive it

My friend says i need to bleed them but i always thought that was unessesary unless you take the system apart

Any advice would be appreciated!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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my advice- have it towed to someone who knows what their doing
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Get some professionnel workmanship done here. Your friend is right....
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Listen to your friend

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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ALWAYS bleed the brakes...ALWAYS!!!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:54 PM   #7
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Yeah...bleed the lines. Air bubbles are NOT your friends!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #8
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Yep yep, if you don't know how to do it, take it to your dealer or any shop. Youtube it, and you can do it yourself.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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my advice- have it towed to someone who knows what their doing
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brakes aren't a DIY job unless you know what you're doing.

That's not me... so I've always taken my cars to a shop or called a friend who's a mechanic to help me out.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #10
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First off if you don't "take apart the system" they dont need bleading. Have you started the motor? If not, start it and pump the breaks. They should pump back up. Otherwise you could have done something wrong. I would then get it towed to a shop.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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True, if the lines were never cracked open theres no need to bleed.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:33 AM   #12
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thanks for all the input guys, i actually ran the motor and pumped the brakes again last night and it seems to have corrected itself

i took it out for a spin and it stops on dime

normally i would take it to a shop but im trying to be more DIY since i dont really trust anyone else with my baby
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #13
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Looks like Silver-Maro was spot on. I do have a question for you. How many miles are on your car?
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