Questions tagged [bleeding]

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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...