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Old 08-07-2019, 11:41 AM   #11
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@1943 You sound knowledgeable so please let me ask you about my brake problem.
I had to replace all the components in my brake system except booster and ABS module. The previous owner suffered a catastrophic brake failure and basically gave me the car to fix up. FL and RR won't bleed, only a trickle comes out. Any ideas?
Hoses are pinched or there is so much crap in the line that you may need to try to flush back wards or forwards to dislodge. check the hard lines to make sure nothing is pinched.
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When I said everything except booster and ABS I meant everything. New steel lines, wheel cylinders, calipers and hoses.

I was thinking 2 brakes on a diagonal aren't coincidence, since that's how you're supposed to bleed- on on a diagonal.
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You bleed furthest from the ABS or valve. Not sure what you mean by diagonal.

Just becuase its new does not mean it does not have crap or stuff in it or lines were pinched or bent when being installed.

Also not knowing what the "catastrophic brake failure" was it is hard to know why all that was replaced.
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@1943 You sound knowledgeable so please let me ask you about my brake problem.
I had to replace all the components in my brake system except booster and ABS module. The previous owner suffered a catastrophic brake failure and basically gave me the car to fix up. FL and RR won't bleed, only a trickle comes out. Any ideas?
Thanks for the compliment. I'm right in the middle of pulling the rear wheel cylinders out of this 2007. I've put in the new front hoses and just when I thought I was out of the woods some ding dong tightened up those rear bleeder screws so tight their either rusted in place or they used thread locker to hold them in. Not only that a 10mm wrench will not work nor does an 11. They buttered up those screws so bad the only way you can make them turn is to remove the wheel cylinders and put them in a vice then use some vice grips to twist them loose. I have no idea what those rear brake shoes look like and I did not want to replace the wheel cylinders, which you would have to do if I applied heat to the fitting to try and loosen it. You'll end up heating it up so high you might burn the rubber disks in the wheel cylinders and destroy them. Go to all that trouble to loosen them then wonder why your cylinders are leaking. Sooooo, the plan is to remove the drum, which I can not do until my 6 point impact wrench socket gets here. Don't use anything but a 6 point on that rear 30mm nut. !2 point might slip. I'm in a holding pattern until the socket gets here then I can see what's going on inside that drum. Fortunately the screws/bolts that hold the wheel cylinder's in place came loose. You really need to check those hoses and that metal for rust. I was not very impressed. Not only that , the dust cover has got to be the worst design I've ever seen. No lip on them to slip a screw driver into to pry them loose. You end up having to basically destroy them to get to that 30mm nut. Wonder how much repair shops have made on replacing those crummy things. It might have been Okay if you had a straight portion to wrap some channel locks around and twist them loose. But why do that. It's as if the dopes diliberately designed them that way so's you'd have to buy new ones.

Anyway, your problem sounds like clogged lines or else bad rubber somewhere that's leaking. Maybe your wheel cylinder is not pumping like it should since the rears are drum and the fluid is being pushed out by the wheel cylinder rubber disks inside the cylinder's. I'm not that much of an expert on these cars as I am the older ones since I'm what's called the older guy. This is not a bad car if you can fix all the mess other people do to them and check for rust and bad rubber. The engine is the biggest plus since it was designed by Porsche. It's quick if you want to soup it up some and the handling is very responsive. The ABS module is something I'm scared of and is another one of those rip off money makers for the dealerships. Like the seat belt /airbag nightmare light module. Just something that's difficult to get right unless you take it to the dealer and have it tested or reset by those dick heads. Yeah, their all a bunch of dick heads no doubt about that. I don't even know if I have an ABS module or where it is or what you do but stare at it. That's how much I know about that scam.

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