May 1, 2010I just changed the brake pads on all four wheels and now I can`t get any brake pressure, the pedal goes right to the floor. I still have the truck on jack stands and I can get brake pressure with the truck not running. But as soon as I start it, and I push the brakes it goes right to the floor. I have bled all four wheels using the proper method, including the `buddy system`. I had my brother in the driver seat and I would have him pump the pedal and then hold it, and I would quickly loosen and tighten the bleed opening to let the fluid squirt out. I did this to each wheel several times starting with the one furthest from the master cylinder. I can`t understand what I`m doing wrong here. I can`t believe how there could be any air still left in the lines, I have been bleeding them all day. Any ideas?
May 1, 2010ABS system causing you problems??
maybe pull the fuse for the ABS system and try bleeding them. then put the fuse back and see if it resets itself?
May 2, 2010calipers can be put upside down on these years of trucks. make sure bleeder are on the top not the bottom. had this happen to my 02 about a month ago.
May 3, 2010Thanks for the replies, and I got to the bottom of it....I`m an idiot. I was trying to bleed them using the brake line that goes into the caliper and not the actual bleeder itself. As soon as I learned that I bled them correctly and now I`m driving it.