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I have a 1995 eclipse gs with drum brakes on the rear. I want to bleed the brakes completely and put in new fluid. How would I do this without getting air in the lines?

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As long as you keep filling the master cyl as you drain the lines, you should not get air in the system. Using two people to perform the job would be easier, one at each wheel and one to watch the master cyl.

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