How can i bleed the brakes in my 91 skylark?
on the back side of calipers you will see a small bleed fitting -- attach a small 1/4 inch CLEAR hose to this fitting and run it into a catch bottle ( of some kind ). top off the brake fluid reservoir with fluid. now you will need a helper to sit in the drivers seat and ready your commands. use a small wrench and turn the bleed fitting counter-clockwise ( only about 1/2 turn ) -- have your helper press down the brake pedal and hold it to the floor,, and with the brake pedal to the floor you need to close the bleeder,, as soon as it is closed - have your helper let up off the brake pedal,, now open the bleeder again and have them push and hold the pedal to the floor again,, close the bleeder -- have them release the pedal,,, continue this process until you see no air bubbles flowing out the bleeder ( thru the clear hose ). keep the reservoir topped off with fresh brake fluid ( do not let it run dry or you will have to bleed the lines again ). repeat these steps for all calipers on the car and you will be good to go. --- also keep in mind that as soon as all the air is bled from the system -- when you pump the brakes, the pedal should get very hard and stiff,, if it goes to the floor after you have bled the system - then you still have air in one of the lines and you will need to continue bleeding.
Jan 24, 2011 |
1991 Buick Skylark