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I can't loosen a caliper bleeder valve.

I changed the four brake lines on my 1997 Ford F150. There is one caliper bleeder valve that is very tight and I can't get it loose. I have tried lubrication and heat but I have no success. Please help.

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  • oegomez Feb 20, 2009

    Yes. I have a caliper wrench.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    have u soaked it with WD 40 overnight?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    do u have a bleeder wrench

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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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Loosen the brake hose

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