Bleeding Brake pressure


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cjcoleiii
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Bleeding Brake pressure

Postby cjcoleiii » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:08 am



I recently installed new brake pads (front) on my 88 GL. The ride side flow of brake fluid came out in a nice stream when bleeding however the left side trickled out. I was able to get a "pedal" and the brakes work but I was concerned there was unequal pressure in the 2 calipers. Could this mean a rebuid of the calipers or master cylinder...or, both? Any thought will be appreciated. I'm new to this forum. Thanks



Peppyone1955
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Re: Bleeding Brake pressure

Postby Peppyone1955 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:44 pm

CJ you are aware that the left front caliper & rear caliper are linked together and operated off the foot pedal. The right front caliper is operated off the lever. You need to pump the foot pedal to bleed the left front caliper. Hope this helps.

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Re: Bleeding Brake pressure

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:48 pm

I would think that since your front brake is linked to your back brake that the pressure would less as when you step on brake pedal it will apply an amount of brake to the rear and an amount of brake to the front something like 60/40. But if you use your front brake lever it will apply full power to your other caliper. Just my 2 cents Hal
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cjcoleiii
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Re: Bleeding Brake pressure

Postby cjcoleiii » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:15 pm

Yes it does. I was under the assumption both calipers operated off the lever. Makes sense I would get any pressure simply bleeding from the lever. Thanks.




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