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Need to replace my rear wheel cylinders on my 1985 pontiac firebird. its got a 305 v8 with tuned port injection. i really need the easiest and best way to bleed the brakes after i replace the parts. can you refresh me so i get it right the first time? thank you

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Best way to do it is with a friend (If you've got one). Once your wheel cylinder is installed and all the lines are tightened up, you'll find a little nipple on the back of the plate near where your brake lines hook up. Have your friend put a wrench on the nipple and loosen it slightly (shouldn't even need to be loosened a full turn) while you push the brakes to the floor and hold them there. A stream of air, followed by brake fluid should come squirting out.have him tighten the nipple back down, and then you can let the brakes back up. Repeat this process a couple of times until you're sure there is no more air coming out, and then go do it for the other side. Just remember to hold the brake pedal to the floor until the nipple is tightened back up, or you'll end up sucking more air in.

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You can buy brake hose clamps cheaply,or use a pair of vice grips,IF you clamp them gently,just enough to block the fluid getting thru.then clamp the brake hose between the back axle and chassis,then renew the cylinders,,then put drums on,let the vice grips go,go to the furtherest cyl from the reservoir,undo the bleed screw,top up yr reservour,pump the brakes slowly to halfway down,until getting steady flow out the nipple,then shut that one off,and same with other one.pump brakes up before driving.DONT get brake fluid on paintwork

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