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Old 07-14-2013, 05:28 AM   #16
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"You have to bleed all 4, one at a time."
Really and how do you do this?
Really?
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Take about 2’ of hose/tubing that fits snug on the wheel cylinder bleeder screw.
Zip tie the hose to a spring clothe pin, so you can clip the hose on the rim of a jar.

Make sure the hose is at the bottom of the jar, with just enough clean brake fluid to cover the end of the hose. (Either hang the jar or set it on something or use a longer hose.)
Now put the hose on the bleeder screw on the wheel furthest from the master cylinder. (you may need to put a little grease around the hose on the bleeder, not very often.)
Open the bleeder, you can either gravity bleed or push the peddle.
Make sure you keep the master cylinder full. (You should be able to bleed all four with less then a half quart of fulid.)
Watch the hose in the jar, for bubbles. Once there are no bubbles, close the bleeder and move to the next furthest wheel.
After you have bled all four wheel cylinders repeat and check for bubbles.
This is fool proof and my standard method.


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[QUOTE=sublime2;1215608]Really?
Are you able to comprehend what you read?[/QUOT

Appreanly not this early in the morning.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:03 AM   #19
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Thanks guys, a couple new ideas, gravity and cross bleeding. I'll let you know how I make out.
Although, now that I think about it, there is one more variable that may be a factor and that's my helper, who is my 90 yr old father. I ask him where the brake pedal was, thinking I'm going to get the answer up or down, and he said "next to the gas pedal." What can I say, he was correct.
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Typically you bleed the corners in order of distance from the MC, starting with the furthest away, so on a LHD car: RR, LR, RF, LF. Speed bleeders are worth the money to me.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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A service manual should detail the proper bleeding sequence. Try autozone's website. Lots of free manuals there.
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Sometimes it helps to tap on the cylinder to release trapped air. That should get you in the ballpark where you should start getting some pedal pressure to start the bleeding*,Worked in a brake and front end shop.

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