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Old 12-11-2007, 01:32 PM
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The bleeders on the ATE rear calipers are on the bottom.
I thought that might be the case. It's hard to bleed the air out of the caliper with the valves on the bottom.

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How should I diagnos a malfunctioning master cylinder?
Typically, a leaking m/c will allow the brake pedal to go the the floor if pressure is applied continuously.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:46 AM
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Thank-you.

I had installed the calipers in reverse. It is quite a relief to have the brakes working without buying parts needlessly. No need to hit my head with a hammer, my self inflicted mental abuse and this humiliation is enough.
Thank-you again. I would never have figured this out.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:19 AM
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Were the original calipers reversed too? If they were, U probably wouldn't have had to replace them.

I could see that if the original calipers were reversed it would be logical to install the replacement calipers reversed, so I will take back the hammer comment. Its the guy that reversed the calipers the first time that was the ducking fummy.

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Old 12-12-2007, 11:04 AM
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I thought that I replaced the calipers the same way I took them off but I didn't take a digital photo to be sure. One caliper had an unworn brake pad and the other was very worn. The calipers appeared to be in bad condition and the inside area that moves had deteriorated seals or whatever. I will take more pictures before I remove things to make sure they go back as removed.

I still have a lot of things to repair. I will be adjusting the valves and changing the transmission fluid/filter once I get the center console back together and more parts arrive.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:12 AM
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OK, sounds like the original calipers were bad. I would have rebuilt the calipers.

Keep the old pads, they might come in handy some time.

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