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2001 Kia Sportage 4dr 2wd. Replaced front rotors/pads and

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2001 Kia Sportage 4dr 2wd. Replaced front rotors/pads and right front caliper. I can't seem to bleed the brakes. Little or no fluid comes out of either front caliper... No pedal pressure...Caliper pistons are not moving. pads still loose... Is there anything special that needs to be done regarding the proportioning valve? What could be the issue?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Hi. Are the bleeders on the top or bottom of the calipers?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
on the inner side above the brake line.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is that what you need to know?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

They should be on the top. So it sounds like they are on correctly.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

There should be nothing you need to do with the valve or abs.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

The brakes are split diagonally. So try bleeding all 4 wheels and you should be good.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK. What is the sequence? RR, LR, RF, LF?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
there's air all throughout the system?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Yeah. Really as long as you just keep going around until there is no air then it will work.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no pedal pressure at the start is normal?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

If there is a lot of air. Have to try and work it out. Pump the pedal with the bleeders closed. Then apply pressure to pedal while someone opens bleeder. Then close bleeder then let pedal up. Keep doing that should work.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Hi. Have you made progress with bleeding? Let me know if you have more questions and please rate my service. Thank you.