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Re: Car not braking evenly---? need to bleed or wh (archive)

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Posted by Derek A. on August 04, 2001 at 10:04:57:

In Reply to: Car not braking evenly---? need to bleed or what? posted by Tommy 535i on August 04, 2001 at 01:40:58:

Hi, i was originally told that my weak braking on a new change of pads/rotors was fixed by bleeding them, but mty question is , i never opened up the lines, so why would i need them bled now when they were compressing fine before. I pump the brakes, it still doesnt have enough pressure. It is like i compressed the calipers, and the pistons will not come out now. Furthermore one side brakes more than the other, like i compressed the piston more on one side than the other, and it hasent decompressed. Thanks for the suggestions, also, do i need to remove my wheels to bleed the brakes? Thanks,
Tom VanDerPuy (trying with your help to do the most i can by myself)
90 535i
83 533i

Sounds like you might need to rebuild or replace the calipers, lots o crap in them could cause the calipers to stick.


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