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Replaced front breaks and calipers. Repeatedly bled them

brakes are hard. Turn on...
Replaced front breaks and calipers. Repeatedly bled them brakes are hard. Turn on truck no brakes. Noticed goop on back drivers side. Took off rotor how do remove hub so I can get to my emergency break. Which is covered in slime
JA: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?
Customer: 158000 probably original rears yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 03 2500 4x4
JA: Are you fixing your 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yup just me. Just told you trying to find a leak in the rear hub
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Don't think so..
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11/20/2017
Eric
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HI,

Ok, is yours a dually?

By the sound of it, you may have two different issues. Rear diff fluid leaking from the hub will not cause your symptoms of good brakes with engine off and loss of pedal when the engine is turned on.

So I need you to look at the front calipers and tell me the position of the caliper bleeder screws - are they below or abovee the brake hose to caliper connection(towards bottom or top of caliper)

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Both below

HI,

Ok, that is why you have no brakes with the engine on. While the calipers will fit on either side, they are side specific.

When the bleeders are below the connection towards the bottom, 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.

See attached diagram showing correct bleeder screw placement

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