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Brake Bleeding

Old 03-23-2004, 05:37 PM
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I'm bleeding my brakes cause some air got into the lines. I started w the right rear, and it cleared up just fine. My problem is the left rear. I have been bleeding it for about 1-1 1/2 hours and there are no signs of the air letting up. After a session of pumping the brake pedal and holding it down more and more air keeps coming out. I checked the lines for leaks, but found none. What could the problem be if there is any, or is there just a whole lot of air in the line.
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:34 PM
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the first thing I think to ask is how did air get in the line to begin

with?
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:49 PM
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Are you adding fluid to the reservoir before it goes empty? Every time it goes empty on you if you're not watching it, you should start the whole thing over.
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yes i'm adding fluid before it gets empty, and the reason air is in the lines is because my cars been in storage for a couple months and the brake fluid resevoir was almost empty i guess, so air seeped into the lines. Its a common problem.
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It actually took the longest on the left rear for me too, not sure why.
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:06 PM
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ok thanks fc maniac
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Old 03-23-2004, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by volcom121' date='Mar 23 2004, 07:55 PM
yes i'm adding fluid before it gets empty, and the reason air is in the lines is because my cars been in storage for a couple months and the brake fluid resevoir was almost empty i guess, so air seeped into the lines. Its a common problem.
there is a leak somewhere, brake fluid doesnt just go away.

I park my car all winter and my fluid has never ever been low.



look for a leak someplace, its probably seeping out slowly
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but thats it there is no leaks. where it was there is no spots on the floor. i checked all the lines and no leaks there either. What i think happened is that last time the brakes were serviced the tech. didnt properly bleed all the brakes. i bought it last summer as a daily driver until i found a tII and it just had new brakes put on. so that could have happened.
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the pedal would have been shitty then, if you had new brakes put

on the car the fluid would have been pushed back into the master

cylinder and be full.



Now if the hydrolics were worked on and he didnt top the fluid

off and the pads wore down therfore pushing the fluid back

into the lines, then the fluid would have gone low.



But from sitting- trust me, there is a leak someplace
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:34 PM
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Any fluid on your wheels or spraying onto your tires? I had a brake caliper fixed and a seal wasnt properly set in place causing a extremely slow leak only on long drives where i used the brakes a lot could i see the fuild spraying onto my wheel...something that it easy to check and rule out.
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