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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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I fitted new pads to 2005 ssangyong musso,didn't bleed,just

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I fitted new pads to 2005 ssangyong musso,didn't bleed,just pressed cylinder piston in,i then found master cylinder over full,some spillage,siphoned off access,upon pressing brake pedal hard it slowly went to the floor,took it for*****and all 4 wheels got hot and locked up,brakes were perfect before fitting pads,i pulled master cylinder and cleaned thoroughly with water,dried it and replaced,still the brakes locked up as before,I drove with the booster disconnected & no difference,I jacked one wheel up and spun it freely,then i pressed the pedal a couple of times and the wheel stopped spinning freely,i released oil at outlet of master & wheel spun freely,never in my 50 years of mechanics have i come across a problem like this,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question
Have you checked for fluid contamination yet, as this will cause those symptoms. Get a cup of water and place below a bleeder screw and open to let some brake fluid into the water.
Is the water now cloudy or does the brake fluid separate from the water? If cloudy, the fluid is contaminated.