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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2003, 08:09 PM
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Almost Done: Next Brakes

I have ben putting a 4.5 skyjacker lift in my 95 GMC and now all I need to do is bleed the brake lines. How do I go about bleeding the front brake lines? Thanks for any help.
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Re: Almost Done: Next Brakes

take the lid off the fluid reservoir, make sure its full and doesnt run dryn throughout the whole bleeding or you get to do it over. at each wheel, going from furthest to the cloests to the master cylinder, open the bleed screw and make sure fluid is free flowing with no air bubbles(you can stick a clear tube on there if it makes it easier to see the fluid). stick a bucket under there too. when you're satisfied, close the screw up and go to the next wheel. check the fluid level in the reservoir after each wheel.
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Re: Almost Done: Next Brakes

DO NOT leave the master cylinder lid off during pumping the brakes, fluid will go all over your engine compartment. Basically just have a buddy pump the brake a few times and hold it, release the bleeder a tad, close it when you see no air escaping. Repeat until no air comes out at all. And like Shorts said, don't let the master cylinder run dry.
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Re: Almost Done: Next Brakes

Do I even need to deal with the rear brakes if all I am doing is reconnecting the fronts?
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Re: Almost Done: Next Brakes

i think i only bled the front brakes after my lift install...they were the only lines i replaced. i didn't have any problems. but, if you think you might or will or whatever, it doesn't hurt to get new fluid in the system anyway.
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