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Old 02-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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2003 wrx

Default Brake problem on a 02 wrx

So my buddy has a 02 WRX with rs non ABS front brakes. We cannot get it to maintain brake pedal pressure. We replaced the master cylinder. Didn't fix it. Bench bled it too. No leaks anywhere. We cycled the ABS to try to work out bubbles in the ABS system. Nothing. It will build pressure for about 10 seconds then go straight to the floor. The whole system has new fluid we bled it so much. Gone through a 4 bottles. Anyone have any ideas? I think it has to do with the calipers. Anyone have any stock WRX calipers and rotors laying around? Or have an idea for us to test. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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Did you make sure that the calipers are on the correct side. They should be marked "L" for drivers side and "R" for passenger.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:39 AM   #3
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^^ Bleeders need to be facing upwards.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:53 AM   #4
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I've seen and heard of the proportioning valve messing up when a whole lot of air gets in the system.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:44 AM   #5
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maybe the abs is confused by the non abs brakes? though i dont imagine that would be the case as the abs sensors are on teh axles
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