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The caliper on my jeep looks upside down. The bleed

The caliper on my jeep look upside down. The bleed plug (i'll call it) is at the bottom instead of the top. Is that correct?

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Every caliper casting is made to manufacturers specifications. I cannot see how the bleeder valve could possibly be anywhere except in the correct location and you could not install the caliper any way except the correct way. You did get the correct part and matched it to the old one? If after bleeding, you cannot get a good pedal, it is possible to "gravity bleed" the caliper even if it's not completely installed. Remove it from the mount, remove the cover from the master cylinder hold it so the bleeder is up, and just open it. close it when air stops coming out and re-install it.
Don't push down on the brake if you decide to do this or you will blow the piston out of the housing!
Good luck

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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