Brake issues

Brake issues Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2006 saab 9-3 aero wagon Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Aero yourself? What have you tried so far? Replaced brake booster, pa...

Brake issues Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2006 saab 9-3 aero wagon Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Aero yourself? What have you tried so far? Replaced brake booster, pads, lines and fluid Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the Morgan? Rotors are fine 170K miles Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? When bleeding the brakes, front left and right rear bleed fine, front right and rear left have little to no fluid bleed

Automotive Expert
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* I will do my best to assist you. During this conversation you will be given an automated offer for a phone call. You may accept or decline that offer.I don’t personally offer this service so if you take this another tech may call I’m sorry that you’re having trouble with your vehicle. I will do my best to help you resolve them. Please understand that I do not know your knowledge or capabilities so I may need to ask questions to find out basic information to help solve your specific problem. My aim is to give you the best service possible and to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Sometimes it may take a moment for me to respond because I may have to look up information about your concern. I appreciate your patience and will provide responses as soon as possible. If it has abs, most likely air in the abs hydraulic unit as you replaced the lines which introduces air to the system. This normally requires a scan tool to activate the abs motors to bleed them. There is a workaround about 75% successful to negate the need for computer bleeding Get all the wheels off the ground using jackstands or blocks. Crank engine and put in gear and accelerate to about 20 mph and repeatedly slam on the brakes. Repeat 10 times Put vehicle in park and leave idling rebleed brakes at this point. Thanks for using Just Answer and letting me help you. I hope I provided what you needed. If you find more help is still needed, let me know by listing out any remaining questions you have on this concern. I hope the remainder of your day is well.

Thanks! going to go try this and will let you know if it works.
Automotive Expert
Hi you are welcome and sounds good

Unfortunately, the front left brake locked up when the car was started
Automotive Expert
HI Either lots of air in it or issue with the abs system. Ok, with it idling, open all the bleeders at the wheels, remove the master cylinder reservoir cap, have a large can of brake fluid on hand, and let it gravity bleed for about 5 minutes while you keep an eye on the fluid level and keep it filled. Then close the bleeders and try the procedure again.

Ok, going to give it another go
Automotive Expert

we tried the ABS work around several times but still having the issue of the front left and right rear bleeding fine and no air bubbles, front right and rear left have little to no fluid bleed and brake pedal does not fully depress when bleeding.
Automotive Expert
HI Unfortunately it is going to take a scan tool to activate the motors for those lines to computer bleed them at this point.

Could the ABS be failing?would I have to have the car towed to a shop to have the lines computer bled?
Automotive Expert
HI There is a slim possibility it has failed, but based upon experience, I do lean more towards just needing computer bleeding. Yes, you will want to have it towed to a shop for this

ok, thanks for your input! I do appreciate your help

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