Changed brake pads, pedal touches floor, truck won't stop.
Let me preface this by letting it be known that I have $5 to my name.
My brakes had been squeaking then grinding for quite some time with the pedal going significantly lower to the floor. However, I threw caution to the wind and drove my '99 F-150 4x4 (V8, 4.6) until the truck absolutely wouldn't stop any more no matter how far down and how hard I pressed. At that point, I parked it in front of my girlfriend's house.
After watching a few Youtube videos and considering my financial situation, I took it upon myself to change my brakes. I bought front pads, jacked the truck up and put them on, only to realize that one of the pistons on my passenger side front caliper was chipped/cracked/broken. Thus, I bought another caliper and put it on myself (fairly easy too), though I couldn't quite figure out what to do with the thin metal clips that come with it.
The rotor probably needed replacing as I could feel slight ridges and grooves in the back, but just isn't an option at this time.
I added brake fluid, pumped brakes, yet the pedal would still touch the floor. I took it for a test drive and I couldn't stop without pumping the brakes and this was while going no more than 5 MPH.
A neighbor told me about bleeding the brakes. Unfortunately, by using pliers instead of a 3/8 socket, I've totally stripped the bleeder valve on the brand new caliper I purchased and installed and am having a heck of a time trying to get it off. However, I was able to bleed the driver side front brake and there was no air in it; fluid started coming out immediately.
My question to you guys is, considering the truck still won't stop unless I pump the brakes, is getting the passenger side bleeder valve off/open/replaced the answer to my woes? Why would the pedal touch the floor after pad replacement? Also, does it matter whether or not the squealer pad is on the inside or outside? Thanks for any help whatsoever.