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Replaced front brake pads but now no brake pressure

Replaced my front brake pads and now there is no brake pressure, the fluid is above the minimum level and I have attempted to pump the brakes yet the pedal has to travel very far before the car brakes properly any ideas?
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Re: Replaced front brake pads but now no brake pressure

Did you open the bleed nipples at any point? Could have got some air in the braking system. I'd say you need to bleed the brakes, the fluid should be changed every 2years anyway so it won't be a total loss.
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Re: Replaced front brake pads but now no brake pressure

How do I go about bleeding the brakes?
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Re: Replaced front brake pads but now no brake pressure

Have you put them back together properly?

how did you reset the piston?

did either piston pop out whilst you was working on them?

did you open the bleed nipple?

with the wheels off are the pads moving

Did you replace the disc? and if so was it an identical disc (there are 2 disc types for the GP one is thicker (vented) than the other ((solid))


did you hang the callipers by the hose? did you kink the hose at any point?
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How do I go about bleeding the brakes?
Perhaps at this point it would be best to seek help from someone who knows what they are doing, you don't want to take chances with the brakes. Get them to look the brake installation over as well as doing the bleeding.

Rather than me trying to describe the bleeding process, I'd bet a YouTube video exists (doesn't have to be a gp, all cars are a similar process).
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