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Old 05-05-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Brake bleeding problem

I was bleeding my brakes completely today (trying to run all the old fluid out and replace with fresh) and not just bleed a bit to see if there was air.

Everything was fine until the RR brake (Third brake I worked on).

I use the method of undoing the bleed screw while someone pumps the brakes for me. When I undid the screw while the brakes were being pumped, nothing came out of the bleed screw. I did see a slight amount come out AROUND the bleed screw at the base, probably because I opened the bleed screw to far.

I tried this a couple of times with the same result. All the other corners were fine. I could bleed them with no issues.

Any tips/hints on what to do next?

I was having issues with one of the rear brakes through the winter. One of them would start to squeal until I lightly pressed the brakes then it would stop for a while and then start squealing again. Plenty of pad left. I did take the pad out of the caliper a month or so ago to clean the caliper and rotor and that made the brake noise go away.

Any ideas?

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Old 05-05-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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keep pumping until fluid comes out, might take you a few minutes
probably have air in your system
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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I doubt I have that much air in the lines.

The person pumping the brakes said that the resistance did not go down when I loosened (sp?) the bleed screw. So could it be blocked internally?
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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Take the bleed screw completely off and flush it real good with brakleen.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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Resolved.

Brake bleed screw was clogged. Used a small allen key to clear out the small hole on the caliper end of the screw.

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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Resolved.

Brake bleed screw was clogged. Used a small allen key to clear out the small hole on the caliper end of the screw.

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Make sure you have caps for those bleeders.
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