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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005 Thread Starter
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How to Bleed Brakes?

I would like to bleed the brakes on my 91 5.0LX. But I dont know where to start. What kind of tools do I need. What kind of brake fluid would be the best.

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you will need a DOT3 brake fluid and an extra person.........(caution: do not get brake cleaner on your paint, very bad)

k, put the car on jack stands or what ever you have, let the person in the car step on the brakes a couple times and then hold the brake pedal to the floor...take a 7/16 wrench and on the passenger side front brake, crack the little bleeder, let it run till either the brake pedal goes to the floor or it is just fluid with no air bubbles.....check brake fluid level, fill if samething, step on pedal a couple times and hold to the floor, now to the passenger side rear brake, same way...........check brake fluid..........step on brakes, hold to floor, now do the driverside rear brake.........check fluid...........step on brakes, hold to floor, now do the driverside front off your brake fluid resevoir and you are done...................hotwheels

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I like to do the passenger side rear tire first, then drivers rear, then passenger front, then drivers front, but wyominghotwheel described it pretty well. If you have access to speed bleeder equipment it's a piece of cake.

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If I get One Of those Vacuum pump And Bleeder Combo will that work?
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If I get One Of those Vacuum pump And Bleeder Combo will that work?
Either one works well if you dont have anyone to assist you!
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Get some Speed Bleeders and you can bleed the brakes yourself.



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I pump the vacuum gun and brake fluid comes out but with a lot of bubbles and it keeps going and going it seems likes there no stop to the bubbles. am I doing it right?
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I dont think using a pump would affect things any differently, so basically, First:, MAKE SURE YOU WORK FROM THE FARTHEST WHEEL fron the MC in to the closest to the master cylinder. (I.e., back passenger, to back driver, front passender and finally front driver. ) Bleed it until your getting just fluid, no bubbles.
If you follow that pattern and make sure that you keep checking the MC fluid level so you dont suck any air into the sys you sould be ok. Eventually the air bubbles should disappear, then move on to the next wheel. BTW, if you do find yourself "sucking air" you have to start over again. Sorry.

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Make sure the tubing is sealed well around the bleeder screw. You may be getting air sucked in. Put a little bit of wheel grease around the bleeder screw then slide the tubing back on.
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