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Changed both front calipers on Dodge Dakota. Bled lines in

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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
JA: Have you tried cleaning and oiling the brake pedal's pivot under the dash?
Customer: Have not. What would be next step after cleaning and oiling pedal?
JA: What year is your Dakota?
Customer: I can only provide range of 1987-96.
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 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.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Since I do not know exact year of Dakota, how do I confirm if I have ABS or not?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  xsvector replied 2 months ago.

are the bleeders on the top or the bottom?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  xsvector replied 2 months ago.

is air coming out or straight fluid


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
straight fluid
Expert:  xsvector replied 2 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  xsvector replied 2 months ago.

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