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Old 03-20-2007, 04:40 PM
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any body know bleeding procedures

have a 2000 vw jetta iv 2.0 the stock caliper assm was replaced from a jetta iv 1.8t bigger rotors and calipers peddal is still hitting the floor wondering if it is still air in the system or do you need a scan tool to bleed the abs and master cylinder. and I assume the procedure for bleeding is right rear left front left rear right front. also could there be an issue with the master cylinder for upgrading to bigger rotors and caliper pistons.

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:51 PM
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There are left and right calipers, are the bleeder valves at the top. You should not need any special tools to bleed them. You did not say if you have even attempted to bleed them. More information would be helpful
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the bleeder valves are on the bottom and we have tried to bleed them for about 1 hr he is bleeding them in this sequence of driver front passenger front then rear finally driver rear I thought you always started with furthest from master cyl
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Your brake bleeding proceedure is wrong. Always start with the bleeder furthest away from the MC...Right rear , then left rear, then right front, and last left front. I recommend that you try gravity bleeding. take the top off of the master then top it off with fluid, crack open all for bleederlllleave it alone for 30 to 45 minutes. If all four bleeders are moist then close them and then bleed them out the regular way. Gravity bleeding lets most of the air get out without breaking it up into lots of small air bubbles. If your bleeder valves are on the bottom...you either have the calipers on the wrong side of the car...or you have the wrong calipers.... I am betting that you put the left on the right..and the right on the left. Switch sides with them and the bleeders will be at the top. The bleeder must be on the top or it will never bleed...air tends to rise to the high points in a system.

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Thats your problem air goes up! Bleeders need to be at the top!
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