Bleeding Brakes


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Old 03-13-09, 06:42 PM
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Bleeding Brakes

My son has a 1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88. He just completed a brake job, front and back, on this car. He does not know how to bleed the brakes. Could someone possibly explain how to bleed the brakes? It would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Kathy
 
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Old 03-13-09, 08:36 PM
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Assuming this was just a "PAD AND SHOE" change, there should be no reason to bleed them.

If the hydraulic system was opened, then , yes Bleeding is necessary.

Simple solution....Open the bleeder screws on all four wheels. Fill the master cylinder with fluid, and leave the cap off. When each bleed screw begins to drip, close it, and wait for the next. when all four Have "Dripped" you're done.
 
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Old 03-14-09, 06:14 AM
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Wow
In all my years (OK, theres not that many years but anyway)
I have never heard of that
But to think of it, should work.
And, I do not doubt you.
I know bubble problems sometime arise from the old "pump up and open/close bleeder" method.
So I was going to recommend another method I read about sometime ago that is a mix of your method and the typical way.
I have some brake work to do on my car this weekend and I cant wait to try it.
 
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Old 03-14-09, 06:34 AM
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Only thing I would add is after all the wheels drip I would pump brakes and crack the bleed screws pne more time , Some times a trapped air bubble will come out.
 
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Old 03-14-09, 03:55 PM
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Only thing I would add is after all the wheels drip I would pump brakes and crack the bleed screws pne more time , Some times a trapped air bubble will come out.


True.....

If youre by yourself, you can tap the calipers and wheel cylinders with a Smal Hammer while they are dripping to dislodge any STUBBORN BUBBLES
 
 

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