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How to bleed brakes on 94 firebird after putting brake fluid in

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3 ways to bleed.
1) Gravity bleed. Start at the rear wheel brake farthest from the master cylinder. Open the bleeder screw about two full turns, and after a while, the brake fluid which is on top of the air will push the air out. When the brake fluid runs out, close the bleed screw. This can take 1/2 hour sometimes. You must keep checking that wheel so you can close the screw BEFORE you drain your master cylinder!
Continue this with all four wheels. P.S. Sometimes it will not work.Then you have to go to -
2) Bleed with a helper.
Helper gets in the car, and you ask them to push the brake pedal. You open the bleeder screw slowly and carefully, knowing the brake fluid may shoot out violently. Gently open it until bubbles come out. Close the screw, and ask the helper inside to pump up the pedal (about 5 times), and then hold it down medium hard. Continue to open the screw gently until only brake fluid comes out. Close that screw, and move to the next wheel. Repeat on each wheel. Check master cylinder ever few bleeds to keep it full.
or
3) take it somewhere and have it professionally bled with a machine.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    pathaycraft Jan 07, 2013

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SOURCE: Installing brake system 1979 Firebird Formula

There are clips welded to the subframe where the lines cross over (and on the diff axle tubes as well), look for them and let them guide the install of the new lines, I know this info 1st hand, had a 79 Trans Am

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I would replace the driver's side brake hose, they're usually under $20 at an auto parts store. (Buy a bottle of brake fluid)

As the hoses get older, they can collapse, or build up debris inside that blocks the flow of brake fluid.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: no fluid come out when bleeding brakes drivers side front

Brake rubber flex line could be collapsed,,or kinked,,,i suggest loosening of the line at the master cylinder distribution block (this will give you the ability of loosening off one line at a time,,and have some one push the brake pedal down,,if you see fluid at this point then you know it has to be the line or the caliper.
if you get no pressure from the distribution block then its the master cylinders fault

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Bleeding brakes on 92 pontiac sunbird

start at the rear wheel on passenger side, then the driver side rear, then bleed the passenger side front then the driver side front, don't let the master run out of fluid, check at least after each wheel, bleed until you don't have air spurting noise and u have a solid stream of brake fluid out the bleeder port, u can buy a brake bleeder wrench from any parts store for a few dollars...

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: back brakes do not work

Hi mlesimon, I had the same problem as well. the shop told me it was a gear that opens the rear brake line. I think they said it was in the master cylinder. New was $600.00 and they did not find one. They found a used one and installed it for half the cost. After they finished my car the brakes were soft they bleed them and found the wheel cylinder was letting air back in, so they installed a new one, ABS light was repaired wire problem. Very happy I paid for all the repairs its an old car lots of rust, about 200,000 miles. Maybe cheaper to find a really good car and just buy it. Hope this helps you...

Posted on May 27, 2009

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