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Need to know how to bleed the brake system? just changed front and rear brakes pads and shoes ... need to bleed brakes

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I will assume you have some mechanical ability to explain this process:

Remove cover on master cylinder and make sure the brake fluid is filled to the proper level.
-For a one man job; get a piece of 3/16" X 2' clear plastic hose.
-Starting at the furthest brake cylinder; typically the right rear wheel.
-With the proper wrench, loosen the bleeder valve and place the hose over the opening.
-Fill an empty container (empty brake fluid bottle works great) about 1/4 of the way with brake fluid...put the other end of the hose into the container, ensuring the end of the hose is secure in the bottom of the container.
-Open the bleeder valve, ho around to the driver side and pump the brake pedal (slowly or you'll make a mess under the hood), about three times.
-Refill the master cylinder and repeat until the liquid in the hose is clear.
-Repeat process for the left rear, right front, and then the left front.

Good Luck! If this helps please indicate so.

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Unless you opened the hydraulic system, it shouldnt need bled. Make sure your rear brakes are adjusted up properly, this will effect pedal feel dramatically. In order to bleed the brakes, you will need two people. Make sure the reservoir is full, engine off, have one person inside, pump the pedal several times, and hold, then loosen the bleeder screw on the wheel furthest from the master cylinder, once the fluid escapes, tighten the bleeder, and have them pump the pedal again, and repeat the process. Be sure to keep an eye on your reservoir, if it goes dry, you will need to start all over again. Repeat this process twice for each wheel, working your way closer to the master cylinder each time, e.g. right rear, left rear, right front, left front. This should take care of any air in the system.

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