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How to bleed brakes

Rear brake line broke replaced new can not bleed brakes no fluid will come through the new line

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    The screw broke when I tried to bleed the line. I extracted the old screw and put a new on in and when I started my car coolant sprayed from the line where I put the new screw in. Do I need to replace the whole line?

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Sounds like the proportioning valve is stuck. You may need to break a front bleeder loose and hit the pedal the unseat the valve. Then blead the rearbrakse and then bleed the wheel where you broke the bleeder loose. That should work.

Good Luck

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