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Rear brakes not working. Brake line broke to back replaced…

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Rear brakes not working ...

Rear brakes not working

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tried "bleeding the brakes" to get any air out of the line?

Brake line broke to back replaced bleed no work changed master cylinder bleed no work change 1 caliper no work has fluid coming out when bleed but doewsnt seam to have a whole lot of pressure

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

2007 sportage

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

Yes replace rear brake line bleed no work replaced master cylinder no work replaced caliper no work

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 3 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer

I'd 1st suggest to try using a vacuum bleed tool to draw the fluid out

they are pretty inexpensive these days

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222443633837?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=53506753673&rlsatarget=pla-414252293028&abcId=1133956&adtype=pla&merchantid=7114144&poi=&googleloc=1006656&device=c&campaignid=1058853793&crdt=0

if this doesn't help then its possible that you need to run the ABS pump to move any trapped air inside
the dealer method is to use the diagnostic tool to cycle the ABS during bleeding

however I've had good results buy just taking the car for short drive and stamping on the pedal at low speed to lock the brakes and trigger the ABS
and then re-bleed

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Kia Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 3 months ago

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