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#1 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 05:15 PM
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I dont know how to bleed the brake, if anyone know or know a website where it give you instructions on how to please help. Thanks in advance
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has a bleeding kit,,,if you dont want to spend anymore money then just loosen the line at the wheel, one wheel at a time, pump the brakes allitle each time then retighten, just make sure that yer not squirtin all the fluid out,,buy the time youve gone all the ay around the car most of the air should be out again,,if not repeat

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If you plan on doing anymore work on your car, then I suggest you get the Bentley manual -

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Absolutely do not do what jaymz said. Everytime the pedal returns if you have the hose loose or a bleeder cracked you will draw air into the system. Get the Bentley Manual!!
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The way I do it requires two people. start at the passenger side rear. Have someone pump the brakes 3 or 4 times then hold the pedal down. While the pedal is being held down open the bleeder valve until it stops draining, retighten then release pressure on the pedal. Repeat this process until a steady stream of fluid , no air, comes out. Then do drivers side rear, passenger front, drivers front, in that order. Also you must continually recheck the level in the resevoir and keep topping it off. Only use dot 4 brake fluid. When you open the valve the person holding the brake should notice the pedal go all the way to the floor, do not let off the pedal until you retighten the bleeder valve , you will draw air back into system. A clear tube that will fit on the end of the valve will make it easier to determine when there is no air left(no air bubbles in tube) and also allow you to direct the fluid into pan/jug. It is strong stuff very hard to remove from clothes/concrete. Not hard to do if done right. Good Luck!
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+1 for smokinE30's post. follow what he said and you'll do just fine for bleeding the breaks. But do go straight out and purchase the Bently manual, you'll be much more prepared in the future.
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