2005 Nissan Quest. Replaced brake system (calipers, pads and rotors turned). Disconnected negative battery terminal before removal of any parts. Bleed brakes (rr, lf, lr, rf) several times. Tried attaching negative battery cable and bleed brakes again. There is still no brake pedal. With engine running and brake pedal depressed, the engine RPM is reduced. The brake fluid coming out of the system is clean. I'm not a stranger to the procedure of brake replacement, but I am at a stand still. Is there a way to bench check the master cylinder or could the ABS module be the problem.
Country: United StatesMake: Nissan/DatsunModel: Quest SEYear: 2005
Bleed brakes several times with negative terminal off battery and with negative terminal on battery.
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You have ABS correct?
The reason why you can't get a pedal is cause you have to bleed the brakes in a certain order to get the air out
if you don't bleed them in order you will never get a pedal
Give me a min to get you the order.
That is the order you want to bleed the brakes
Give that a try and let me know how you make out.
If the right rear is the passenger side rear, then that is the way I did them. If not, then I have the front calipers on the wrong side also.
Right rear is the passenger rear
How many calipers did you replace?
ok. I bleed the brakes in the correct order and there is still no pedal.. Is the next step the master cylinder or am I missing something in my old age?
Sorry. I replace all with rebuilt ones.
Lets not get ahead of our selves..
All the Calipers were replaced!!!?
rotors turned also
Wait, back up
You replaced all 4 calipers?
May I ask why?
Did you have a problem with the brake pedal before you did all the brake work?
they were pistons were rusty inside the calipers (the van has sat for almost a year in Florida) and the cost for rebuild kits from Nissan were close to the cost of the rebuilt ones.
I did not check the pedal before I started. My bad.
Go around and check all the calipers and make sure the bleeders are on top.
Seems the more info I give you the better
that is normally how it goes. Half the battle is getting the right info from the customer
Senior moment for three days. Rear bleeders or on the bottom. I should know better. Air does not go down when in fluid but goes up. This should fix my problem. Thanks for the assistance. I will see if I can get to the fix tomorrow. Again thanks you have been very helpful. and I feel kind of silly right now.
Don't feel silly
We it's a simple mistake
we all have done it
Glad you found the problem though!
instead of bleeding the brakes for a week..hehe
Or getting a new master cylinder.
and still having a problem.. That would really be bad
Thanks again and have a great night.
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