duct tape & zip ties
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
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There is two ways to bleed brakes.
1st way is the buddy system. Have a buddy sit in the driver seat. You take a wrench that fits the bleeder valve on the brake cylinder. Ooops make sure your master cylinder is full. Ok now I prefer a line wrench for bleeding brakes. It fits tighter on the bleeder valve. Ok what you do is crack open the bleeder valve. Have your buddy push the brake pedal down and hold it there. Once the brake pedal is down, tighten the bleeder valve. Then have your buddy release the brake pedal. Keep repeating this process until you have all the air out and have a steady flow of fluid at the brake cylinder. I suggest you do this to all four wheels starting at the passenger rear, then driver rear, passenger front, then finishing with drivers front. When you complete one tire recheck the mastercylinder under the hood to make sure it is full. Refill the mastercylinder as needed.
Now the 2nd way is with a vaccuum pump. You place the wrench on the bleeder valve of the brake cylinder at the wheel. Then attach the vaccuum pump to the brakecylinder bleeder valve. Then pump the vaccuum pump up so you have sufficient vaccuum. Then crack open the bleeder valve. You should see the vaccuum gauge on the pump move slowly back to zero. Keep repeating this proccess until you have all the air out and a steady flow of brake fluid.
Syptom of air in the brakelines, usually the pedal will feel spongy if you have air in the brake system.
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