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Changing brakes bleeder valve,how do u bleed brakes to compress caliper on 99 malibu

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You use a c-clamp to compress the piston. Don't remove the hose or you'll let air in.

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I am changing my front brakes and would like to know if I have to bleed the brakes after the new brakes are on?

So to install new brakes you always need to compress your caliper back to its original position. There are two ways of doing this one requires you to bleed your system and the other does not.
1. you can loosen your bleeder screw on your caliper to release the pressure to compress your caliper piston if you choose this method you will definitely need to bleed the system because loosening the bleeder screws allows air to enter your brake lines.
2. The other method is remove your brake reservoir cap. If you choose this method you will not need to bleed your brakes (this is assuming you had no air in your brake system prior to starting your brake job) this method allows you to push your brake fluid back up through your reservoir. I would suggest though put a towel around the filler neck of your reservoir because the excess fluid will come out the top as you compress the piston in the calipers. Good luck I hope this helps

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How do you depress the rear caliper on an 07 malibu when changing the pads

The best way to do it is to open the brake bleeder valve on that wheel, get a

large C clamp that you can put on the caliper and as you tighten, the caliper

will start to collapse, once collapsed close the bleeder valve, take off the brakes.

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How do I compress the disc brake caliper so i can fit it back in place to mount?

There's a small bleeder valve on each wheel's backing plate. Gently loosen the valve assembly using one hand, while compressing the caliper with the other. Re tighten the valve once the caliper assembly is fully compressed. Do not release the caliper assembly until you have re-tightened the bleeder valve - to do so will **** air into the brake line and require you to bleed the system.

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When compressing the front brake calipers do you need to relieve the pressure by releasing the bleeder valve or can you just compress piston in slowly so you won't damage the release valve on the abs?

no you dont have to open bleeder,you will not mess anything up i do it all day long, the reason for opening the bleeder is so they say you dont push debris from caliper into abs, but every time you step on the brake and release it fluid is flow in and out of abs, if you feel better by opening bleeder go ahead youll just have to bleed brakes when your done , good luck, hope this is helpful.

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05 chevy classic malibu do brakes need to be bled completely to change pads or just enough to compress piston and where is location of bleeder valve

You do not have to bleed them at all. Remove the cap off the master cylinder and you can then compress the caliber to remove the old pads and install new ones. No need to belled unless you replace the master cylinder or a caliber.

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How do u bleed the brakes or better yet where is the bleeder valve on 99 malibu

on the back of your caliper. Loosen it, stick a hose on it, have the other end of the hose submerged in a pop bottle half full of brake fluid. Pump the brake until there are no more bubbles. Hold the brake down, remove the hose, tighten the bleeder screw before you take your foot off the brake. (or your buddy's foot)

May 16, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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Where is the bleeder valve on the 99 chevy malibu caliper

they are always on the top back of caliper.on inside,

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I need to know how to bleed the brakes on a 1999 chevy blazer

Start from right rear, then, left rear, right front, left front. Fill master cylinder. Have helper sit in car, have helper hold brake pedal down. open bleed screw. fluid and air comes out. close screw. release brake pedal. Continue until no air comes out. Move to next wheel. Keep an eye on master cylinder fluid level after each wheel.

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2005 malibu rear disk brakes

I didn't have a "cube tool", used a pair of channel locks. Worked great. Thanks.

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