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Bleeding air out of brake line after changing brake pads,we got no air bubbles but still have a spongy or soft brake peddle

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My question is..the old if it ain't broke don't mess with it..why mess with the bleeding at all..replacing pads does not require bleeding of the system..only thing needed to be watched is not over flowing resivour when depressing the caliber for replacing the pads..but in any case follow the steps in answer number one and you should be fine..do a road test the ideal may feel soft to you but is working just fine...also you may want to do a booster test..first with the car not running pump the pedal until you get good pedal pressure then start the car the pedal should slowly depress some more but not to the floor the booster is doing its job...good luck..

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Bleed the longest line first, then progressively shorter lines. Make sure you are using the correct technique in bleeding--be sure the master cylinder is always full, then pump the pedal several times in quick succession and hold pressure while your assistant opens the bleeder valve slowly and lets it drain until your foot is to the floor. Hold your foot until the bleeder is again closed, then repeat the process. Don't reuse the expelled fluid. Hope this helps!

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