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I have a 2004 kia amentie the brakes pump up hard and stay…

I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 kia amentie the brakes pump up hard and stay until you start the motor then they go to the floor?

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes and battery is charged

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 Kia?

Amanti

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

I am a mec for 50 years and changed master and rear calipers

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11/20/2017
Eric
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HI,

Ok, did the loss of pedal with engine started, happen before or after the brake work

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That what it came in for

HI,

Ok, do you know if the customer did any brake work before bringing it in?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No

HI,

Ok, I understand you are a long time tech, but I have seen master techs doing it for years make or overlook a simple thing which commonly causes this, so I need to ask and no offense intended.

Are the bleeder screws at all 4 calipers below or above the brake hose to caliper connection?

Also, did you do a brake hose clamp test yet?

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Yes, the bleeders are below, or yes, they are above the hose to caliper connection

What were the results of the brake hose clamp test - good pedal with engine running and all 4 hoses clamped or did the pedal sink?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the pedal went to the floor

Ok, did you bleed the system with a scan tool?

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