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Changed both front calipers on Dodge Dakota. Bled lines in sequence RR (passenger side..), LR, RF, LF. Brake pedal still goes to floor (low pressure) . I know I must still have air in system. I don't have a Mityvak kit. Bleeding pedal style. Any other tips to get this air out? Thx

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tried cleaning and oiling the brake pedal's pivot under the dash?

Have not. What would be next step after cleaning and oiling pedal?

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Dakota?

I can only provide range of 1987-96.

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

Replaced back brake lines and rear brakes first. Bled lines. All worked well. Then I replaced front brake calipers and bled lines. I did NOT put on new brake lines in front. I lost pressure once I installed the new front calipers.

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

Since I do not know exact year of Dakota, how do I confirm if I have ABS or not?

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dodge
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are the bleeders on the top or the bottom?

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top
Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

is air coming out or straight fluid

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
straight fluid
Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

rear disc or drums? if your getting straight fluid there is no air

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
drums
Dodge Mechanic: xsvector, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

are the wheel cylinders seized or leaking? are the shoes adjusted properly?

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