Xantia rear brakes

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Xantia rear brakes

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Hi, just changed rear brake pads and discs. I now have no pressure at the rear brakes! no fluid coming out of either nipple, any ideas? could it be air in the system? thanks in advance Terry. :shock:
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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To get fluid flow in the rear brakes, 1 of the 2 cases below must be true:

1. The suspension is set to normal or medium high and the rear wheels are on the ground with the weight of the car on the suspension.
2. The suspension is set to the highest setting.
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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tried both high and medium to high settings rear wheel on the ground, the fluid moves down the bleed tube very slowly with no pressure behind it.
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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Car on high, engine running wedge down the brake peddle, loosen then close the bleed nipple, apply a length of hose to the nipple (clear) into a jam jar, open the bleed nipple/allow some flow/ / no bubbles/close.

A "large person" sitting to the boot lid helps :)
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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I have done the above without any success apart from the large person on the boot.😂 the flow of the fluid is like murcury rising , slowly!😳
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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find a fat friend and try again.... :).......it really can help
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Re: Xantia rear brakes

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Job sorted. The rear of the car was not quite getting to the top on the high setting. So the valve was’nt opening and no flow. Cleaned the rear height adjuster and alls good😀 bleed rear brakes, excellent, thanks all.
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Peugeot 306 meridian [ the boss]
Xantia HDI Forte 1997 CC