Questions tagged [bleeding]

The act of removing air from an otherwise fluid-filled line, pipe, hose or tube.

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Soft brake pedal mystery. Bled thoroughly many times (with a new bench bled master cylinder). No fluid leaks

I own a 2000 hyundai Accent (No ABS). I have brakes that function without the proper sensitivity and just can't firm up like my other Accent (same model) Sequence of Events I replaced the front ...
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While bleeding my brakes, I let brake fluid reservoir get too low. Am I now supposed to bench bleed the master cylinder?

I've bled my brakes several times now and I'm certain I've done it perfectly this last time, but...on my first time bleeding, I have this feeling I let the reservoir get a bit too low. Could that ...
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Is there a significant difference between a “Reverse Brake Bleeder” and a normal vacuum pump bleeder?

I was hoping someone could explain these products and if they feel led, put their 2 cents in about brake bleeding. My brakes are slightly insensitive right now, even though they work and I'm ...
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Brakes are still soft. Do I need a new ABS Pump? 07 Mazda 3

I posted a while back about my brakes being spongy. I've tried a lot of different solutions to no avail. I bought my 07 Mazda 3 around 7 months ago. They told me about the spongy breaks, and said ...
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replacing a small brake line in the rear of a 2006 Kia Spectra,

the small brake line burst on the rear of our 2006 Kia Spectra , I just replaced the line, once it is together ,do I need to bleed the other side.
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Trouble with 2004 rodeo clutch

I have a 2004 rodeo and the clutch went soft the other day and no longer has any pressure in it. I have changed out the slave cylinder, Checked the master cylinder Check all lines for leakage Have ...
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Brake pedal still soft

I have a 2007 Mazda 3. When I purchased it, it came with a soft brake pedal. I thought that the brakes needed bleeding, but after taking it in to get it bled, there was no difference and apparently it ...
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How do self bleeding clutches work?

How do self bleeding clutches work? Even if the highpoint is the resovoir, how does the air get out without letting the pressure out? Does it use some kind of special float valve like this?
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Any special considerations for bleeding a modern vehicle with ABS and hill hold

After attempting to replace the rear discs and pads on my Mk6 2012 VW Golf 1.6 TDI, I've encountered a stuck piston on the off-side rear (the car is right hand drive). I'm at the point where I'm ...
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Why am I not getting fluid to passenger rear brake

After changing shoes,pads and rear cylinders, I started the brake bleed process with one brake not cooperating. The car is a 2000 Toyota Corolla front discs and rear drum. I started with the passenger ...
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Do I need to replace both front calipers because of a snapped bleeder valve?

Vw cc 2010 2.0l sport I accidentally snapped the passenger right caliper bleeder valve while I was flushing my brake fluid. A shop wants to charge me $670 to replace both calipers and the fluid. They ...
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Brake pedal goes to floor

i have a 2005 pontiac grand am and my brake pedal goes to the floor any suggestions on what cause is we bled brakes numerous amounts of times checked for leaks ive replaced master cylinder yes bench ...
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How do you bleed brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am?

I've been trying to figure out how to bleed my brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I know how to bleed brakes, but every car is different, and I've never bled brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. When I ...
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Will this work for bleeding the brakes

I'm looking to bleed the brakes but rather than using two people to do it, I did this as a experiment. What I did was bought a 2nd cap for my brake oil and then used a soldering gun to blow a hole ...
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Bleeding brakes after putting on pads

Had brake fluid cap off on resivor when changing brake pads used c clamp to press cylinder in got New pads on put tire on NO pedal went to floor do I have to bleed them now
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2006 4x4 Toyota Tacoma brake pedal goes to floor when pushed

I changed the brake booster an bled the brakes. The back right brake bled fluid out when it was bled. All fluids are full an the vacuum lines are good. But when I push the brake pedal it goes all the ...
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What happens with excess coolant after performing BMW electrical cooling system bleed?

I replaced a leaking hose on my BMW X3 2008 and attempted to bleed the cooling system according to these instructions. Do not open the coolant expansion tank cap during the venting procedure. ...
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DSC Module Bleeding on 2004 BMW X5

After repairing leaking of the two rear brake lines and losing a lot of fluid and introducing air into the system, I'm no longer able to bleed the same two lines. virtually no fluid comes out the ...
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Low Break Fluid & Spongy Brakes

Good day all, I was driving the other night (about 3 days ago) and noticed my brakes feeling different as I had to floor it to come to a stopping point. I immediately came out and checked the brake ...
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pt cruiser 2.2 crd 2003 coolant bleeding

Does anybody know if its necessary to bleed air from cooling system after thermostat replacement in this car ? If so does anyone know a correct procedure to do so ?
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Brake Bleed Sequence for Chevrolet Suburban 2015

I'm trying to locate the correct sequence for brake bleeding my 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 4wd with stabilitrak. I did farthest to closest from master calendar. The front seem to bleed fast (...
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Emptying motorbike master cylinder

I had to drill out the rear brake reservoir screws on my '98 Suzuki GS500E as they'd rotted but in doing so I managed to snap the drill bit. Carelessly, the top of the reservoir was off by this point ...
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Bleeding brakes on a 06 chevy equinox

I changed the master cylinder and front calipers. I also bled all the lines but when I start the car the brakes still goto the floor. Should I bleed them with engine running? When I did this the car ...
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2008 Ford Escape hybrid brake and computer problem

My 2008 Ford Escape hybrid broke down in the middle of nowhere. Stopped to get gas and when I turned the vehicle on, the ABS light came on in the dash and and it felt like the engine wouldn't get any ...
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bleeding of brakes on my elantra 2005

I'm about to bleed my brakes and replace all the fluid... Haven't done this in decades. In the old days I'd start from the right rear, go to left rear, then right front and left front last. I have ...
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Honda Civic 1997 should the car be on or off when bleeding the brakes?

Black four door Honda Civic 1997. Brake go straight to the floor.
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Trying to bleed brakes, but getting no fluid out

I replaced the calipers, rotors, and pads on a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. I'm trying to bleed the brakes and I'm having trouble. I've got a Mityvac brake bleeder and I'm starting on the passenger side ...
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Clutch is soft after car sat for 2 weeks

I have a 2002 E39 BMW. I went for a 2 week vacation. After coming home, I found the clutch of the car to be completly soft, and a medium size oil (or more likely, brake fluid) leak under the car. I am ...
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Is it possible to bleed brakes without using floor jack?

I have a 91 nissan sentra without ABS, and underneath the car it is so rusted that mechanics did not want to use their lift on my car. If it comes down to where I can't use a floor jack myself (I ...
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bleed fuel system mercedes 364 engine

Following an engine rebuild, do I need to bleed at the injectors once fuel is at the filter? If so, how is this done?
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Is there a reason vacuum bleeding can't be done with a syringe?

So, I was looking through the auto store while picking up a mightyvac break bleeder vacuum kit. I noticed there was a syringe meant for mixing two cycle gas with a clear hose, and I thought "why am I ...
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1998 S10 Blazer Getting No Brake Pedal After Repair

Brakes worked fine before. Put on new brakes front and back. Put 2 new calipers in the rear. A pieced in high pressure brake hose. Getting no fluid when bleeding. The pedal keeps going to the floor. I ...
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Do I need to bleed all 4 brakes if I only opened one line?

I just replaced the rear rotors, calipers and pads on my '05 Honda Odyssey and did a full brake flush on all 4 wheels' bleed ports when I was done. After driving around for a day, I realized that the ...
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2004 chevy silverado 1500 brake pedal is loose after turning the engine on

I replaced the pads rotors and calipers on the rear of my truck along with a new master cylinder and cannot get what seems to be the air out of the lines. The brakes will appear to work until I start ...
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Why is it necessary to pump the brakes while bleeding them?

I was just wondering, whenever I visit any site it says pump the brake pedal three times then keep pressing it, what is the actual benefit of pumping it? And why not just press down the brake pedal ...
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Bleeding Brakes 2002 Bonneville with ABS

I had to replace the 2 brake lines that go from the master cylinder to the ABS control box. I bled all 4 brakes in the proper order, (RR,LR,RF,LF) but the brakes are minimal and the pedal goes to the ...
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Does the brake bleeding sequence really matter?

We've all heard this tip - "start with the wheel furthest from the brake master cylinder and finish with the closest one". Why? Does the sequence really matter? What exactly happens if we don't keep ...
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What is the proper way to bleed brakes and replace the fluid?

What is the proper way to replace the brake fluid in a car? What tools are required? I want to make sure I do not get any air or bubbles in the system as this is something that needs to be done right ...