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I am trying to loosen a caliper bleeder valve.

I changed all four brake lines on my 1997 Ford F150. There is one caliper bleeder valve that I can't loosen. I have tried lubrications and heat but no success. Please help. Thanks.

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Heat up the area around the bleeder but not the bleeder itself (this is made easy if you shield the fitting with a small piece if cut off aluminum pipe, kitchen foil will work but not as well) heat up the caliper area around the bleeder until it is good and hot (5min propane torch) then quickly cool it off with water, remove the shield and turn the bleeder in both directions several times, EZ not too hard! repeat this process until it breaks loose.

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Try hitting the area around the bleeder with a hammer .. it may help .. bleeders are tough if they don't go after being heated/lubed. You could try loosening the line into the caliper .. that may allow enough of a bleed, banking on the fact that there is still brake fluid in that caliper .. otherwise you may end up replacing that caliper.

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try putting a six point socket with ratchet on the bleeder screw and try turning while tapping the top of the ratchet with a hammer.

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