95 brake bleeding help


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importdriver
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95 brake bleeding help

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I have a 95 gl 1500. I have bleed the rear caliper all is fine. Straight fluid no air. Brake pedal is soft. Tried to bleed left front caliper, nothing came out. Removed bleeder screw and found clogged. Unplugged and tried again with a mighty vac hand pump. No fluid. Removed banjo bolt from caliper no brake fluid from line came out. Got access to the junction on the frame where the steel line connects to the rubber hose and tried to bleed it there. Still no fluid. Rear caliper is operating. Does this system use a proportioning valve or am I overlooking something. Thank you for your help


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Re: 95 brake bleeding help

Post by Solo So Long »

You need to bleed the front caliper first, THEN the rear caliper.

If you're not getting any fluid from the front line, you need to figure out why. Does your vac pump draw the level down in the reservoir? If not, you may have a clog somewhere, or a leak.

A pressure bleeder is a really good thing to have. You can build one from a $5 garden sprayer and an extra reservoir cap.
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