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How do I bleed the rear brakes on my 05 Malibu after replacing pads and calipers

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Start at the longest line and finish at the shortest line following normal bleeding procedures
all wheels have to be bled
there will be on line assistance or workshop manuals available to assist you.

Posted on Apr 09, 2015

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