While changing my brake pads and rotors, I was working on the front passenger side, when i was pressing the piston down for space for the pad, the piston on the opposite side of the caliper shot out leaking out brake fluid. I assembled the caliper back and completed the brake pad and rotor swap with out bleeding or flushing the system. Now my brakes travel to the floor board with out much stopping power.
I have a couple of question i was hoping to get feed back on. I have read many posts on TW and the rest of the internet on bleeding the brake system. but I was hoping to hear what an experienced "brake person" would think would be the best method for bleeding the system. I have read about the "gravity" method and this sounds rather simple and doable. I personally would prefer this method as getting a second set of hands for help may not be an option. But if other methods would be ideal in my situation I would like to know. Also, what is the correct order to bleed the system for our trucks?
Second question is, I explained about the piston that shot out. I reassembled it with out replacing the boot or seal with new pieces. Should this be a real issue?
Any and all answers are appreciated. Thx