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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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Changed front calipers bleed the system pedal gets hard when

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Changed front calipers bleed the system pedal gets hard when car is of when car is on no pedal
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2004 cts
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes bleeding the brake calipers
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Think that is it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Eric replied 1 month ago.


Ok, the most common issue is installing the new calipers on the wrong sides - they fit either side but are actually side specific for correct bleeder screw replacement.

Look at the calipers you installed. Are the bleeder screws below or above the brake hose to caliper connection?

If they are below, then you have them on the wrong side. When the bleeders are below the connection, there is always an air bubble at top caliper that will never bleed out. Swap sides with the calipers and bleed them and you are good to go.

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