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Old 04-30-07, 12:35 PM
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How do I bleed the brakes?
 
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Here's a pretty good article:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/how_to/4213448.html
 
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Talking bleeding brakes

Just some thoughts...In that article they mention, (If you can't turn the bleeders without breaking them off, you'll need to replace the brake calipers or wheel cylinders.) I disagree! On a stuck bleeder you can apply heat from a torch all around the bleeder and then quickly apply some dry ice to the bleeder and hit it quickly with the box end wrench. Also, the article said, (Here's the drill: You say "down." He or she depresses the brake pedal), I usually pump the brake pedal a few times first before this step. Also, they never mentioned bleeding the master cylinder as far as I can see. That is done by taking the hoses and connecting them to the outlet lines with some fittings that you can buy for a few dollars and sink them into the master cylinder reservior and bleeding them the same way. Not to mention a clean and adjust the rear brakes!!!
 
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Old 05-01-07, 07:26 AM
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I didn't want to overload the OP, who is possibly a novice auto diy'er.
 
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Cool correction

That previous post about bleeding the master cylinder was for bench bleeding. One that is already on the vehicle can be bled by just cracking the lines loose at the master cylinder and pressing down on pedal...Oops! I'm a little rusty.
 
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