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Does the car need to be running when you bleed the brakes?

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No it does not. bleed brakes one at a time. if you don't have brake bleeding machine have a friend depress the brakes for you. five pumps then hold, release bleed screep, repeat unstill all air is gone.

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No but its best to have two people one to bleed the lines and the other to "push" on the peddle as you bleed to "push" the air out of the lines

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No - you do not need to have the truck running.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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