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Old 01-08-2010, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help bleeding my brakes

I just replace my front drivers side brake caliper due to leakage. I can't figure out how to bleed my brakes afterwards.

It seems like the brake fluid rod that plugs into the caliper needs to be out, then push down on the brakes, and quickly put it back in.

While the caliper was on, i couldnt screw the damn thing back in there. I ended up taking the caliper back off, screwing in the rod, and then putting the caliper back on.

Is there another way to bleed my brakes without having to unscrew the brake fluid rod from the caliper, then squeezing my brakes and quickly screwing it back in?
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If you post this in the relevant forum for the year/type of vehicle you will get a better response. From the above text I can not tell what sort of Land rover you have and therefore am unable to advise. Is that a DII in the the picture? Is it your vehicle? Is this the vehicle with the problem?

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yea, after i posted i found the relevant thread, but if it helps anybody, It's a 99 Disco 1
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If you need help, send me your number and I'll call you.
Make sure to have 4 pints of DOT 4 fluid before you start.
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Thanks mike,
I've talked to you before regarding another issue I had about a year and a half ago. I appreciate you taking the time to help people like me out. I think I've got it down for now. I just wanted to make sure before I got back out to the shop. I would like to talk to anybody however regarding increasing gas mileage; or if you just know how to - ive heard different things, but want to do something that doesn't require spending $300 up front.
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It is really a two man job. My boy helped me as I told him when to push on the brake pedal. Fill the master cylinder & start with the rear brakes then move to the front. (You need to do all four to make sure you get ALL of the air out of the system).

I learned the hard way after a master cylinder replacement that you need to energize the system. Turn key to the first click where the lamp test occurs & you hear the fuel pump energize.

On the caliper, there is a fitting that looks like a big zirc fitting. Carefully unscrew the fitting until the brake fluid starts to drip out of it. Attach hose from the cup or bag of brake fluid. Tell your helper to pump the brakes. Fluid will be pumped through the hose. Once it comes out bubble free, ask your helper to hold the pedal down (depressed) as you remove the hose & tighten the fitting. Top off the master cylinder and move to the next caliper's fitting.

Energizing the ABS pump by turning the switch is key. If you don't, you'll not get all the air out and you'll be doing it all over again.

Be careful to use the right socket as stripping the fitting is not a good idea.
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