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bleeding breaks

Do I need to bleed my rear breaks? Ok last year I converted to rear disk breaks, and blead the fronts. Today was the second time that my Rt. calliper locked up in 2 months. And the jeep has been pulling to the rt durring breaking. So I ordered new callipers, and hoses (yes from Napa). My question is this. I have removed the callipers and hoses tonight, and will be reinstalling the new parts on thursday, Obviosly my front breaks have no fluid in them, So ill bleed them. BUT do I need to bleed my rear breaks? The master cylinder is a dual chamber and the only air that has been introduced is to the front breaks and the top of the master cylinder on the back breaks.
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Re: bleeding breaks

You don't need to bleed the rear brakes as long as the reservior for the rears never drained down. However, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed the rears first so that you can get fresh fluid throughout the whole system. DOT 3 brake fluid absorbs water (it's hygroscopic). It needs to be flushed out on occassion and now the time to do it since you're bleeding the fronts anyways. Always bleed the master cylinder first, then bleed each corner starting at the one that's furthest from the master cylinder (Right Rear then Left Rear then Right Front then Left Front). If the pedal is soft when you're done, then there's still air in there. If there's air in there, you'll know it.
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