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How to bleed your brakes with only one person

First of all, you will need a bottle of brake fluid, a length of rubber hose about the diameter of a drinking straw and about 18" in length, a clean, empty 5lb coffee can, and a 3/16" opened-end/box-end wrench.

Have the front end of the car jacked up and remove both front tires. (Make sure you use jack stands in the event that your jack fails.) Remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir. Put 1"-1 1/2" of brake fluid in the empty can and place it under the bleeder valve on the side you will be working on first. Place one end of the rubber hose in the can and attach the other end over the bleeder valve. Use the wrench to loosen the bleeder, but do not remove the valve from the caliper. Then, just pump the brake pedal slowly, all the way to the floor and all the way back up. Do this several times. Refill the fluid reservoir. Pump the pedal a few more times, refill the fluid level. The fluid in the can may be reused if needed. When bubbles stop coming out into the can, close the bleeder valve while the hose is still in the fluid in the can. If this is not done properly, air will get sucked back into the system, and you will have to start over. Repeat the process on the other side. After the bleeder valve is closed, place the cap on the fluid reservoir, and put the tires back on.

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Bolt size for starter 92 tracker

mount starter mount
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the leaves, diameter, metric, 8 or 10mm and pitch
so using a box of random bolts with starter off
find one that fits, m8 or m10, or m12.
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how to bleed breaks

There's probably hundreds of YouTube videos showing the process. Your local auto parts stores will have bleeding kits to make the job easier. In a nutshell you goal is to get any air that may be in the brake lines out of those lines. With the bleeding kit and a bottle of brake fluid (check for the DOT specification your vehicle needs) and knpw-how, you can do it. This job is always easier with two people even though you can purchase a one-man brake bleeding lit.

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the drivers side is getting more fluid than the passenger do i have lines mixed up? i have both disk and drum breaks

You need to bleed the lines. Loosen the bleeder screws, one at a time. Place a length of small vacuum hose over the tip of the bleeder screw. (about 2 feet) Put the other end of the hose in a half full clear glass bottle of brake fluid. . You must keep the end of the hose in the bottle submerged at all times, and keep the brake fluid reservoir full at all times. Now, pump the brake pedal until there are no bubbles coming out of the hose. Tighten that bleeder screw, and repeat the process on each wheel.

Aug 22, 2011 | 1998 Plymouth Neon

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how do you fix if your brake pedal goes down to the floor. and you have filled up the brake fluid

You need to bleed the air out of your brakes lines. It can be done without help, but 2 people would much easier. Here are are instructions for both. First, one person --- In order to do this, you will need a bottle of brake fluid, a can for more brake fluid, (like an empty 5lb. coffee can), a length of rubber hose not much larger in diameter that a drinking straw, but about 18" long, if possible, and a 3/16 opened-end/box-end wrench.

First of all, jack the car's front end up and take the front tires off. Take the lid off of the brake fluid reservoir under the hood of your car. Make sure there is the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir. Put about 1-1 1/2" of brake fluid in the coffee can, and set it under the tire on the side you'll be working on first. Take the length of hose and put one end of it in the coffee can, and attach the other end to the bleeder valve on the back side of the brake caliper. Use the wrench and loosen the bleeder, but do not take it all the way out. Now, get in the car and pump the brake pedal slowly, all the way to the floor, and all the way back up. After a few pumps, check the fluid level in the reservoir. If needed, add some. Pump the brake pedal a few more times, repeat the process again. Then, with the hose still attached and the other end in the can, close the bleeder valve and do the same process to the other side. If needed, you can reuse the fluid that comes out of the lines into the can. Replace the lid on the reservoir.

If you have help, just open the bleeder and have your helper slowly push the brake pedal to the floor, while you catch the fluid in the can that squirts out. Have your helper hold the pedal on the floor while you close the bleeder. If you're helper releases the pedal before you close the bleeder, that will **** air back into the system. Fill the reservoir, and repeat. Do this until the pedal gets hard. :)

Also, you may have to check your brake pads....If the fluid is NOT your problem, you may need new brake pads and possibly rotors, as severly worn pads and rotors will also cause your pedal to go to the floor. Also, while laying under the car, look to see if you can see anywhere the fluid may be squirting out, as there may be a broken brake line as well. Good luck!! :)

Jan 06, 2011 | 2001 Nissan Altima

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