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I replaced a rear brake line on a 2001 astro 2wd. The brake…

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I replaced a rear brake line on a 2001 astro 2wd. The brake reservoir was empty. After replacing the line and filling up the reservoir I started to bleed the brakes. No fluid or air can out at the bleed valve. It has ABS also.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fluid? How old are the brakes?

Brakes are new and fluid is full. The line that blew was rusted.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Astro yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I unhooked a brake line at a union and when the brake pedal was pushed no fluid or air came out. I tried bleeding with the engine running and off.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It does have ABS and the brake fluid reservoir was dry. I filled up the reservoir and tried to bleed the brakes. No pressure at all at the bleed valve or the brake line.

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Chevy Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Are you bleeding all the wheels or just the one where the line was replaced?

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