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02-18-2011, 05:58 AM
passenger front brake is the only brake not working. changed brakes a few weeks ago, i accidently opened that brake line, and now that brake doesnt work at all. just a brand new pad siiting in the caliper. now my power steering went out also, wtf........

02-18-2011, 06:12 AM
WOW really.....
Brakes 101 air is bad.
you need to bleed all your brakes know to get the air out of the system.

by the way how do you accidently open the brake line while changing pads???

02-18-2011, 06:23 AM
I was trying to get the caliper off, and it just wouldn't budge, so i tried unscrewing the another bolt behind it, guess it was the brake line,lol., anyway i tried bleeding, but i guess theres a special way to bleed these brakes?

02-18-2011, 08:44 AM
No, nothing special about it. You can use a power bleeder, or just have someone step on the pedal for you. Put a small piece of clear tubing on the nipple of the bleeder screw and put into a glass jar. Open the bleeder screw so the fluid and air come out, close it, release the brake pedal and reapply... repeat until no more air bubbles come out. Just like normal.