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    hi guys,
    ive replaced the rear brake pipes on my e53 4.6 v8 x5 as they failed MOT, ive found major problem bleeding the fluid from the caliper, the fluid will only trickle out rather than pressurised. there are no kinks or tight bends in the pipes and when i removed the connector on the chassis leg brake pipe the fluid pressure is the same.

    is there a certain way of bleeding these systems? ive tried manually bleeding it, pressure bleeding and reverse bleeding (from the caliper back)

    is there a pressure sensor on the abs pump that may be affecting this?

    thanks in advance guys
     
     

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    Are you unscrewing the brake res


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    what do you mean unscrewing it?
     
     

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    How much of the pipe did you replace?
     
     

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    all the way from both calipers to half way up the chassis leg on the passenger side
     
     

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    Did you allow all the fluid to drain out or did you jam the brake pedal half way down OR blank off the brake pipes?
     
     

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    allowed the fluid to drain out until i had connect up the new pipes. then i filled the reseviour and filled the brake pressure bleeding tool and pumped pressure through the bottle but the pressure at the back wheels was a light 'trickle' although the front brakes will bleed grand, no issues
     
     

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    Have you tried bleeding it with the ignition on/engine started?

    Otherwise you may have to get a garage to bleed it by using a scanner and activating bleed mode.
     
     

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