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I imagine you are talking about a Brake bleeder screw. Some good autoparts stores will carry these parts. These are usually in storage bins for nuts and bolts or behind the service counters.

The parts are necessary for bleeding the brakes, but not too many are sold. Usually they snap off and the Caliper or Brake cylinder must be removed and tapped or replaced.

If you can not find a parts store which carries them, use the Internet and search for the part under that header. You may need to look by size, like 5/16 or 1/4 or 3/8 or a millimeter size.

They usually cost $2-$4 each. If you can find a cooperative parts store, one may have a caliper or wheel cylinder for your car. Then it would be possible to remove the bleeder and size it for your needs.

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Posted on Jan 08, 2013


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i have also luck out by backbleeding the system
get an new oil pump can fill with fluide open bleeder screw
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unthread the hydraulic line from the slave cylinder (usually 10mm). Remove the two bolts that hold the slave to the transmission (usually 12 or 13mm). Remove the slave. Install the new one.

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you will need a friend to help you for this
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find the bleeder on the disc caliper and also on the backing plate of the rear wheels unless it has rear disc brakes as well, slip the other end of the plastic tube over the bleeder screw
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while you put the spanner on the bleeder screw
tell your friend to push down on the pedal
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repeat this process for all 4 wheels
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1. Forcefully screw the bleeder screw all the way down and hope you dont break it off in the caliper and it seals.

2. Buy a new bleeder screw and make sure it threads straight in.

3. Buy a new bleeder screw and a tap and die kit. Retap the hole in the caliper to the proper thread size (you are basically cleaning up the threads at this points, not making the whole any larger). Screw the new bleeder screw in.

4. Buy a tap and die kit and tap the hole out to a larger diameter and replace it with a larger diameter bleeder screw.

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If the bleeder screw is leaking, pull it out an carefully inpsect for damage or scoring...

If bleeder screw, replace it, if caliper is damaged, replace that.

the bleeder screw should have nothing to do with the brake line attachment.

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To bleed the system, start with the right rear wheel. Put a couple inches of brake fluid in the jar, attach the hose to the bleeder screw, put the hose in the jar of brake fluid, then open the bleeder screw. Once the bleeder screw is open, pump the brake several times. Next, close the bleeder screw. After you close the bleeder screw, remove the hose and jar, then fill the master cylinder with brake fluid.
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I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

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