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Old 05-23-2011, 04:57 PM
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Bleeding Brakes Question

I had to replace the left rear caliper on my truck this weekend, do I have to bleed the whole system, or just the rear brakes?
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:59 PM
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Re: Bleeding Brakes Question

Probably just the one you replaced....but do both sides just to be sure. Front will be OK as is.
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Gravity bleed. Open bleed valves. Attach a hose and run it into a container (don't use styrofoam). Remove master cylinder cap, top off fluid. Don't let it run empty. Sit back and enjoy a couple of beers, getting up every couple of minutes to top off master cylinder. Close bleeders, top off fluid, put cap on. Enjoy your effortless bled brakes.
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Gravity bleed. Open bleed valves. Attach a hose and run it into a container (don't use styrofoam). Remove master cylinder cap, top off fluid. Don't let it run empty. Sit back and enjoy a couple of beers, getting up every couple of minutes to top off master cylinder. Close bleeders, top off fluid, put cap on. Enjoy your effortless bled brakes.
You don't have to do the usually process of someone pumping the brakes as you loosen and tighten the bleeders?
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I have not used that method in years, not since I found out about gravity bleeding. In fact, the old method will cause foaming issues on modern brake systems.
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Re: Bleeding Brakes Question

If you have access to one.....a pressure bleeder will do the job very well.
Only problem is you ain't gonna have time for two beers!
Andy's way works real well too......just don't test drive for a while afterwards.....
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Re: Bleeding Brakes Question

Any tips on getting bleeders to break free
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Never had one that was that tight.
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Gravity bleed. Open bleed valves. Attach a hose and run it into a container (don't use styrofoam). Remove master cylinder cap, top off fluid. Don't let it run empty. Sit back and enjoy a couple of beers, getting up every couple of minutes to top off master cylinder. Close bleeders, top off fluid, put cap on. Enjoy your effortless bled brakes.
Now that is what I call working smarter not harder I gotta give this method a try
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Now that is what I call working smarter not harder I gotta give this method a try
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