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Old 26 Mar 2012, 10:07 am
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replaced brakes & rotors couple of weeks ago ,now when you push on the brakes sometimes they hold through two to three stop and goes then they kind of hold and then just let go ,bled the front and back yesterday doing better but not as frequint
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Old 26 Mar 2012, 10:12 am
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You have to remember - anytime you replace brake pads and/or rotors, you have to adjust your calipers to allow the pads to slip out. Then you have to adjust again to get the new pads in and slip it back on the rotor. When doing this, you're moving fluid through the hoses and reservoir. First rule of thumb when working on any hydraulic system of any type: ANY movement of fluid through the system when NOT under power will require the system to be bled!

Personally, I'd never touch my brakes without following up with a good bleed. It's a safety thing, my wife calls me "safety man" all the time because of stuff like this.
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Old 26 Mar 2012, 10:57 am
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SHOULD I ALSO BLEED THE MASTER CYLINDER
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Old 26 Mar 2012, 02:03 pm
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What you're saying is the pedal is dropping?????

If so, you either have a leak or bad master cylinder.
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Also when bleeding the system you can't do the rear then the front like the old way. The PT has a diagonally split brake system, so the left front and right rear are one side and the right front and left rear are the other side if the system.
The exact bleeding procedure is in the forums somewhere...
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Also when bleeding the system you can't do the rear then the front like the old way. The PT has a diagonally split brake system, so the left front and right rear are one side and the right front and left rear are the other side if the system.
The exact bleeding procedure is in the forums somewhere...

If I were having your symptoms I would bleed the master cylinder first, then the left rear, then the right front, then the right rear and finally the left rear.

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SHOULD I ALSO BLEED THE MASTER CYLINDER
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Can anyone point me towards the brake bleeding procedure posted on the forums?

I recently replaced the rear drums, shoes and wheel cylinders. Then I bled it classically, rears to fronts without master cylinder, and now it feels worse than before the new parts.

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Old 27 Apr 2014, 02:49 pm
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If I were having your symptoms I would bleed the master cylinder first, then the left rear, then the right front, then the right rear and finally the left rear.

Jerry

What is the order for brake bleeding?

Is there a way to bleed the master cylinder while it is in the car?

Where is the forum instructions for bleeding the brake? I couldn't find it.

I used the search function to save you guys the time reading a new thread.
Will someone please help me?

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Can anyone point me towards the brake bleeding procedure posted on the forums?

I recently replaced the rear drums, shoes and wheel cylinders. Then I bled it classically, rears to fronts without master cylinder, and now it feels worse than before the new parts.

-Andrew
Look at the post right before yours from wwpptc.........
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Is this a pt cruiser you are referring to?


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replaced brakes & rotors couple of weeks ago ,now when you push on the brakes sometimes they hold through two to three stop and goes then they kind of hold and then just let go ,bled the front and back yesterday doing better but not as frequint
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