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Bleeding breaks on '01 silverado

Bleeder nipples are rusted closed (One is stripped). I have one new caliper that I can open the bleeding nipple. How can I bleed the lines? Can I loosen the lines at the caliper? Can I bleed the system with the one nipple? Do I have to tap the stripped nipple (or replace that caliper also)?

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If you can get the bleeder out replace it otherwise you will need to replace the caliper remember to start at the the line furthest away from the mastercylinder when you bleed them and work your way to the closet

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Trying to bleed clutch on 92 ford f150. Have done gravity bleed and everything eles. Get relly good peddel until i start truck and then the peddle is gone till i shut truck back off.

bleeding a clutch is a 2 person or pressure bleed job
have a mate pump the clutch pedal the hold it down while you open the bleeder nipple
close the nipple and repeat the pump action
hold down and open the bleed nipple
repeat the operation until you have a solid pedal and no air coming out
keep an eye on the fluid level in the reservoir

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How to Bleed Your Brakes

There are two basic methods of Brake fluid bleeding.
By only one person,using a Vacuum Pump/Brake Bleed Kit.
By two persons,using the pressure of piston at the master cylinder.
Lift up your car with 4 jack stands, and remove all wheels.
In two cases, the most important task is to make sure the bleed nipple can be loosened.
You need a box wrench that fits the bleeder nipple. A little penetrating oil on the nipples overnight will help. If it doesn’t help, apply heat (butane torch or similar) and then spray again with WD40. With some moderate tapping with a hammer to break any corrosion, loosen the nipples.
If the bleed nipples are welded solid in the caliper then you need to have the nipples drilled out and heli-coils fitted by a local engineering workshop.
So it is a good idea each time you bleed the brakes replace the bleed nipples with the new one.
Use at least, High-Performance DOT 3 or DOT4 Brake Fluid.
An unopened can has a long shelf life. An opened can absorbs humidity, and should be discarded within a few weeks.
Fit a piece of clear tubing over the bleed screw nipple and run the hose into a clear bottle. Unscrew the Bleed Nipple about a 1/4 turn and go pump the brake pedal and keep refilling the reservoir before it goes below the 3/4 mark or air will be drawn into the system, close the bleeder.
Torque the bleed nipples to only 30-50 inch pounds (about 3– 5`foot pounds). Don’t forget to put on the rubber caps.
Repeat until clean/clear fluid comes out. Move to the next wheel until all are done.
Depend on what dual braking system your car has, the pattern is different.
Ensure you have a nice firm brake pedal before you take the car off the jacks.
Make sure that you clean up any spills with a rag and ensure that you dispose of your waste brake fluid in a responsible and safe manner.

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How can I do de bleeding brakes on my husqvarna y have no pressure on the rear brake can you explain to me what it can be and if the bleeding have to be with the engine running or off

The above link shows how bikes brakes are bled. It is done with the engine off and the technique is quite simple.
On the rear brake caliper is a bleed nipple. Use a ring spanner to loosen this off but be careful as it will be tight and can break if you are too rough. Make sure the spanner is the right size as you don't want to round of the flats of the nipple. Once loose, close it again...not over tight but closed.
The video will show you what to do, but the secret is pedal NOT pressed, loosen nipple, press pedal, close nipple, release pedal. Keep repeating. Do not release the pedal with the nipple open as this will draw air into the system.
The reservoir will be near the brake pedal although you may have to remove a panel to get to it.

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Bleeding hydraulic clutch on nissan sentra 2009

bleed it at the slave cylinder ,open the nipple. pump the clutch then need someone to help you .or use the self bleeder so hold the clutch going down call out pump it. down and hold so going down nipple open .hold nipple closed.

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How to bleed the brakes after replacing the front caliper

Your master cylinder seals could be by- passing internally or it is not being bled right.
Try one of those self bleeder kits.Have a clear hose installed on the bleed nipple tightly and have it immersed in brake fluid in a jar -loosen nipple and slowly press the pedal till you see no bubbles in the hose then tighten start from the furtherest wheel.

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How do you bleed the brake system on 2003 suzki grand yitara 4x4 with abs brakes

The hydraulic brake system must be bled any time one of the brake lines is disconnected or air enters the system. There are two ways to bleed the system; pressure bleeding or manual bleeding. Both procedures will be given here, although pressure bleeding requires the use of some fairly expensive equipment (a pressure tank) and is seldom used. Both methods are equally effective.The correct bleeding sequence is: left front, right front, left rear, and right rear. On master cylinders equipped with a bleeder valve, bleed the master cylinder last.
  1. Clean the top of the master cylinder, remove the cover, and attach the pressure bleeding adapter.
  2. The spring-loaded plunger on the front of the proportioning valve must be depressed while bleeding. Wire or tape can be wrapped around the valve to hold the plunger in.
  3. Check the pressure bleeder reservoir for correct pressure 20-29 psi (137-206 kPa) and fluid level, then open the release valve.
  4. Fasten a bleeder hose to the wheel cylinder or caliper bleeder nipple and submerge the free end of the hose in a transparent receptacle. The receptacle should contain enough brake fluid to cover the open end of the hose.
  5. Open the wheel cylinder or caliper bleeder nipple and allow the fluid to flow until all bubbles disappear and an uncontaminated flow exists.
  6. Close the nipple, remove the bleeder hose and repeat the procedure on the other wheel cylinders according to the sequence.

MANUAL BLEEDING(see Figures 1, 2 and 3)An alternative to the pressure method of bleeding requires two people to perform; one to depress the brake pedal and the other to open the bleeder nipples.
  1. Clean the top of the master cylinder, and then remove the cover and fill the reservoir with clean brake fluid.
  2. To prevent squirting fluid replace the cover.
  3. The spring-loaded plunger on the front of the proportioning valve must be depressed while bleeding. Wire or tape can be wrapped around the valve to hold the plunger in.
  4. Install a box end wrench on the left front bleeder screw.
  5. Attach a length of small diameter, clear vinyl tubing to the bleeder screw. Submerge the other end of the rubber tubing in a glass jar partially filled with clean brake fluid. Make sure the rubber tube fits on the bleeder screw snugly or you may be squirted with brake fluid when the bleeder screw is opened.
  6. Have your friend slowly depress the brake pedal. As this is done, open the bleeder screw half a turn and allow the fluid to run through the tube. Close the bleeder screw, then return the brake pedal to its fully released position.
  7. Repeat this procedure until no bubbles appear in the jar. Refill the master cylinder.
  8. Frequently check the master cylinder level during this procedure. If the reservoir runs dry, air will enter the system and the bleeding will have to be repeated.

Hope helps.

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My bleeders are rusted on my car how do i bleed them

Brush the bleeders with DOT 3 Brake fluid and let soak in for 24 hours, or so.
The Brake fluid should free up the rust.

Also, could try to heat it up a little with a propane or Mapp gas torch, or Oxy Acetylene (ideally), to free up the bleeder screw.

Replace if necessary.

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Soft, squishy brake pedal after bleeding the brakes on my 88' chevy 1/2 ton.I put new calipers in the front, and there are no leaks. what could cause this?

soft, squishy is air. I know you said that you bled the brakes, but i have had this time and time again, and until i have physically seen someone attempt to bleed the brakes i know why...........

let me give you a hint that i do, forget the one man bleeding kits, they are good for what they are designed for, trying to do everything yourself, which you cant...sometimes you need other peoples help.

1. open the farther most bleed nipple, and pump SLOWLY 4-5 times, close nipple on last down stroke.

2. assistant pump up the brakes

3. as assistant holds pedal, release bleed nipple, and before he/she gets to full travel, close the nipple (this will prevent air entry- as it acts like a vaccuum)

4. repeat 3-4 times

5. do the same at opposite end, working your way to the bleed nipple thats closest to the master cylinder.

NOTE : I am assuming that nothng was wrong with the brakes before-hand

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I cant bleed the clutch on my renault laguna 2 52 plate it has a plastic bleeding system I have tried everything but with no success Les

You need to connect the pressure bleeder to the brake master cylinder resrvoir,then bleed the clutch through from the nipple on the slave cylinder.If the nipple is not of the unscrewable type,you need to release the pipe from it's clip where the nipple is and then this will allow the air to escape and you end up with fluid with no air bubbles in it coming out of the nipple.If the nipple is of the more normal type,you need to follow the same procedure,you just undo the nipple half a turn and this will have the same effect.

It's best to connect a piece of small pipe with a container to collect the fluid in on to the nipple as you could contaminate the clutch plate with the waste fluid,and if your using a pressure bleeder it will save you getting squirted with brake fluid when you release the nipple!.

If you have someone else that can help you,don't use the pressure bleeder and just get the person to sit in the car and work the clutch pedal up and down whilst you open and close the bleed nipple.You follow the procedure,clutch pushed down,release nipple,close nipple,clutch pedal up,clutch pedal down,release nipple,close nipple,clutch pedal up and so on a so forth until no more air comes out and you have a steady stream of fluid.

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1999 Silverado brake bleeding issue

I am trying to vacuum bleed my brakes. I replaced the pads and have no pedal at all. I cant draw any fluid through the bleeder nipple at all. Please help me out.

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