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Hi,
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I’m having trouble bleeding my brakes after changing both front callipers. I accidently lost a lot of fluid and I let the ABS/ESP module get air in it I think. I initially tried bleeding with a pressure bleeder- which normally always work when bleeding cars that haven’t lost too much fluid- but I couldn’t get any pedal pressure- absolutely nothing. I tried bleeding with the pedal – same – no pedal pressure at all. I even changed the master cylinder – same – no pedal pressure. I’ve tried back bleeding/using a syringe from calliper to back fill with fluid but can’t get the fluid to move out of the syringe. I’m thinking that the ABS/ESP module needs to be bled by a scan tool/diagnostics? Kia manual states this – but they may be just trying to get business. Can anyone confirm? Can anyone recommend a scan tool/diagnostics that will auto bleed the brakes. I got Volvos official diagnostics free off the internet and spent 150 dollars on OBD cable/interface to work it for my wife’s Volvo– is there anything similar for Kia Picanto.
Or does anybody have any ideas of why I can’t get pedal pressure. I’ve checked and no leaks anywhere.

Thanks in advance

Avelar
 

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Hi,
My first post.
I’m having trouble bleeding my brakes after changing both front callipers. I accidently lost a lot of fluid and I let the ABS/ESP module get air in it I think. I initially tried bleeding with a pressure bleeder- which normally always work when bleeding cars that haven’t lost too much fluid- but I couldn’t get any pedal pressure- absolutely nothing. I tried bleeding with the pedal – same – no pedal pressure at all. I even changed the master cylinder – same – no pedal pressure. I’ve tried back bleeding/using a syringe from calliper to back fill with fluid but can’t get the fluid to move out of the syringe. I’m thinking that the ABS/ESP module needs to be bled by a scan tool/diagnostics? Kia manual states this – but they may be just trying to get business. Can anyone confirm? Can anyone recommend a scan tool/diagnostics that will auto bleed the brakes. I got Volvos official diagnostics free off the internet and spent 150 dollars on OBD cable/interface to work it for my wife’s Volvo– is there anything similar for Kia Picanto.
Or does anybody have any ideas of why I can’t get pedal pressure. I’ve checked and no leaks anywhere.

Thanks in advance

Avelar
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