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Old 03-29-2007, 05:31 PM
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Bleeding brakes (possible bad booster or master?)

I'm having problems bleeding my brakes on my 97 Cavalier (definitely not a hot rod). I just replaced my rear brakes (drums, shoes, cylinders and hard lines). I bled the two rear brakes with the car off then I started it and I loose the pedal?
Do I have to bleed all the front brakes also? I've read conflicting things about how to bleed the brakes some say pump them and some say just press the pedal once. Can anyone clarify what the proper procedure would be? Its a 97 Cavalier with abs. I need to get this car back on the road I've been without it for a week

Any help would much be appreciated, Thanks

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Old 03-29-2007, 05:36 PM
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Bleed all of them...start at right real...then left rear then go to right front then left front. Pump and hold...open bleeder...then close bleeder...pump and hold , open bleeder....do tghis at every wheel untill you get pure fluid.
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Do it just like Henry said. The pedal always feels softer when the car is running because of the vacuum booster. Thats what is does. It makes the brakes easier to apply.
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