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Installed new pads on all wheels and rotors, calipers and brake hoses on front wheels. I bled the brakes according to manual. Now when I apply brakes they don"t release. If I open any one of the caliper bleeder valves they release. If I crack open any abs line they also release. Any ideas as to what could be causing this?
 

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Any of the brakes lock or is it just one ?
 

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All 4 lock up.If I open bleed valve on any wheel it releases pressure on all 4 calipers.l Forgot to mention it is a 2014 juke nismo. Don’t know if this is related, but I had removed and replaced both the brake pedal and stop light switch because car wouldn’t start with electronic key. Ended up buying new battery and seemed to solve that problem.
 

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This is a new one to me.

What is the fluid level at?
 

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I'm almost thinking you need to do another brake bleed or flush and make sure the fluid is topped off.
 

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I'm almost thinking you need to do another brake bleed or flush and make sure the fluid is topped off.
I did do another brake bleed, but something doesn’t seem right. I re-bled brakes using a Mityvac vacuum pump first. Then I did a gravity bleed, but only got fluid out of rear calipers...nothing out of the front. I am thinking that it might be ABS related. Is there a way to bypass the ABS system? I have a scanner that will activate the ABS pump, but not the solenoids.
 

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• Turn the ignition switch OFF and disconnect the ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) harness
connector or the battery negative terminal before performing the work.
• Monitor the fluid level in the reservoir tank while performing the air bleeding
• Never spill or splash brake fluid on painted surfaces. Brake fluid may seriously damage paint. Wipe it
off immediately and wash with water if it gets on a painted surface. For brake component parts,
never wash them with water.
1. Check that there is no foreign material in the reservoir tank, and refill with new brake fluid.
CAUTION:
• Never reuse drained brake fluid.
• Never allow oils other than brake fluid to enter the reservoir tank.
2. Connect a vinyl tube to the bleeder valve of the rear right brake.
3. Fully depress the brake pedal 4 to 5 times.
4. Loosen the bleeder valve and bleed air with the brake pedal depressed, and then quickly tighten the
bleeder valve.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of the air is out of the brake line.
6. Tighten the bleeder valve to the specified torque.
• Front disc brake: Refer to BR-45, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Exploded View".
• Rear disc brake: Refer to BR-52, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Exploded View".
7. Perform steps 2 to 6. Occasionally fill with the brake fluid in order to keep it in the reservoir tank at least
half of MAX line. Bleed air in the following order: rear right brake → front left brake → rear left brake →
and front right brake in order.
8. Check that the fluid level in the reservoir tank is within the specified range after air bleeding. Refer to BR-
10, "Inspection".
9. Check each item of brake pedal. Adjust it if the measurement value is not the standard. Refer to BR-7,
"Inspection and Adjustment".
 

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Its most definitely ABS imho
 

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Its most definitely ABS imho
PROBLEM SOLVED!
When I replaced the brake light switch I did not leave the proper clearance between the brake pedal and the switch. So it was though brakes were being applied constantly even when the pedal wasn’t being touched. Stupid mistake on my part, but might help someone else in the future. Thanks for everyone’s input.
 

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PROBLEM SOLVED!
When I replaced the brake light switch I did not leave the proper clearance between the brake pedal and the switch. So it was though brakes were being applied constantly even when the pedal wasn’t being touched. Stupid mistake on my part, but might help someone else in the future. Thanks for everyone’s input.
This helped me just now. The car wouldn't start as if the brake pedal is not pushed in. So I pulled out the switch and cleaned and sprayed it. Put it back in and the car started fine but the brakes would not release so thre car wouldn't move. I pulled the switch back it and make sure there was gap. She's all good now. THANK YOU!!!
 
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