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Brakes my chilton's says that i have three bleeding nipples on the front calipers,but i only see two. also the book is not very clear on the instructions for bleeding. i need some suggestions.

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  • dpminiel Jul 02, 2008

    reply was helpful in that i kept on trying and found that the missing bleeder nipple was out of view in the front of the brake caliper. once i found it, i bought 3ft. of 3/8" clear plastic tubing and drilled 3 1/2" holes in a clear plastic bottle top and bled all three nipples at once,keeping clean brake fluid in the bottle until no bubbles appeared.only the front brakes needed this kind of bleeding.thanx for help!

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I've always bled those the conventional way. Have an assistant slowly press up and down on the brake pedal and hold down while you crack open the bleeder valve at the caliper and make sure you have a nice steady stream of fluid coming out with no air. I like to do it a couple of times to make sure there is no air in lines after I get the steady stream. Make sure you don't run out of fluid in your master cylinder (I know this could be a stupid comment).

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How to Bleed Your Brakes


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By only one person,using a Vacuum Pump/Brake Bleed Kit.
By two persons,using the pressure of piston at the master cylinder.
Lift up your car with 4 jack stands, and remove all wheels.
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You need a box wrench that fits the bleeder nipple. A little penetrating oil on the nipples overnight will help. If it doesn’t help, apply heat (butane torch or similar) and then spray again with WD40. With some moderate tapping with a hammer to break any corrosion, loosen the nipples.
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Repeat until clean/clear fluid comes out. Move to the next wheel until all are done.
Depend on what dual braking system your car has, the pattern is different.
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Bleeding brakes is pretty much the same across all vehicles. However, are you sure that there's air in the system and not a faulty brake master cylinder? The brake master cylinder has rubberised 'O' seals inside which, if worn, can cause a spongy pedal that has to be pumped before the brakes feel hard.



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You can use ordinary plastic tube, but one end should be placed in a container of brake fluid to prevent air being drawn back in.



1. Locate the bleed nipple. Usually you start at the wheel nearest to the brake master cylinder (and then bleed each wheel in turn working your way to the furthest wheel from the car -if necessary).



2. Before you begin:Put a ring spanner onto the bleed nipple. Put a finger over the end of the bleed nipple to prevent air from entering via the nipple and 'rock' the spanner to make sure that the nipple will actually loosen. It is quite common for brake bleed nipples to seize then shear when turned with a spanner(wrench..). Don't use an open-ended spanner (wrench) otherwise the chances are you will 'round off' the bleed nipple.



3. Put the ring spanner on the bleed nipple and fit the bleed tube.

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get your helper to pump the brake pedal 3-4 times and keep the pedal depressed. Tighten the brake nipple.



4. Then repeat for each calliper if necessary.



5. Many cars have a split circuit brake system. That is, the front offside wheel is on the same system as the rear nearside wheel. The front nearside wheel is on the same line as the rear offside.



Here, you would bleed the front brake first and then the diagonally opposite rear wheel.








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Plastic tube with non return valve for bleeding brake








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Generic image - bleed nipple on calliper.








A bleed nipple. The open end is where the tube fits. Usually, you only need undo a bleed nipple approximately one turn. Use a ring spanner, not an open ended spanner.









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Below: Bleed nipple can be seen on bottom right of calliper (generic image)


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Below: Ring spanner on bleed nipple with tube attached.


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