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Bleeding the Brakes

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2002 C4S

I had the brake fluid flushed at a dealer and when i got the car back the brakes on the first application go to the floor and then 2nd pump brakes are firm and normal to feel each time. What is the proper way to bleed the brakes?

From the dealership was hardly no breaking to the freeway entrance and drove 150miles home. Thought at first it was just normal until they pumped up, but is not getting better.



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That was dangerous and not normal for sure. Sounds like you have air in your brake system. The brake pedal should feel normal after bleeding.

Please bring the car back to the dealership or a shop to fix it. It will not get any better. If you plan to DIY, check the instructions here http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutorials/article/54-brakeclutch-fluid-change-and-bleeding-instructions/

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If the dealer left the brakes like this they obviously did not test drive the car. If you are in St. George and the dealer is far away I would I sits that they have the car towed to them, fixed and retuned. Driving the car like it is could be very dangerous.

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I say gross negligence and should never go back to them even if they pay the tow. No good shops close to home?

I don't even want to imagine what else they messed up...not tightening the some bleeder valves, yike... By not verifying their work, they put your life in real danger. On hindsight, you should have never left their lot with obvious problem like that but now you know better.

Just find a good local shop and pay that 1hr labor to redo it and chalk it up to bad luck. Not worth the hassle to tow the car 150 miles there and wait for them to do the work again and you still need to second guess their work afterwards...

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