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Bleeding breaks Im trying to bleed the breaks on my jeep but i cant do the back one yet. Can i just bleed the front breaks and build pressure like that?

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    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, Not advisable! Air does not compress like brake fluid so the result would be a spongy feeling to the brakes. The bigger hazard is that a hard brake may lock one wheel and not the other. ABS excluded. When trying to stop a 2000lb + machine do you want to take a chance? Fixing your brakes right is a safety priority, do it right.


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It's best you do all wheels at the same time. start from the farthest wheel from the master cyclinder. after you have bled each wheel cylinder/caliper ... fill the master cylinder again to ensure enough fluid is in it. if you do just the front you are likely to **** air back into the front from the rear brakes (if any air is present).

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