Brake bleeder grrr - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-04-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Highvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NWPA
Posts: 156
Send a message via Yahoo to Highvan
Brake bleeder grrr

I needed to bleed my brakes and was going to install new front shocks. The bleeders just keep wanting to strip and I'm afraid I'm going to break them off. Should I heat them up and use some vise grips ? Any tips would be great !! Also, does anyone know the bolt and nut size. That mounts the lower front shock ? The nut are shot, so I'll just have to torch them off to replace them and I'll need a new bolt and nut. Thanks in advance, B

__________________
The place i do most of my "Jeep Waves" --->
https://www.facebook.com/WarrenCountyJeepClub
Highvan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 57
Images: 5
those lower bolts on mine are 1/2" by however long the are. probably about 5".
are you using a line wrench on the bleeders?

hotshot123 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 09:40 AM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Normal, Il
Posts: 9
You can use a propane torch to heat the bleeders up. I would suggest to loosen the line at the caliper to release any over heating of the fluid. If not, if over heated it my burst the hose. a 6 point wrench or socket is best too.
Super Sport is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 06:16 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
bc3_Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE corner of Iowa
Posts: 1,643
AND... spray the hell out of them with KROIL...........
__________________
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.
bc3_Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Sinister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 4,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
AND... spray the hell out of them with KROIL...........
Where do you guys find Kroil, never seen it anywhere.
__________________
The Wolf is not concerned with the opinion of sheep.

MY BUILD: :
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/si...ad-235526.html
Sinister6 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
RUBISEAN

WF Supporting Member
 
mcseang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: wesley chapel,fl
Posts: 405
calipers are cheap... $20 each..... why bother screwing with them, just replace them. chances are they are over twenty years old
__________________
check out my build thread...BLUE BALLED BUILD
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/blue...ld-122927.html
mcseang is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
bc3_Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NE corner of Iowa
Posts: 1,643
Kroil......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinister6 View Post
Where do you guys find Kroil, never seen it anywhere.
Penetrating-Lubricating Oils


NOTHING better...... if someone tells you different... THEY LIE........
__________________
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.
bc3_Jeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2014, 08:43 PM   #8
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Sinister6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 4,880
Quote:
Originally Posted by bc3_Jeep View Post
Penetrating-Lubricating Oils NOTHING better...... if someone tells you different... THEY LIE........
Thanks!
__________________
The Wolf is not concerned with the opinion of sheep.

MY BUILD: :
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/si...ad-235526.html
Sinister6 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 05:28 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Jkilbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: McKeesport,Pa
Posts: 200
Send a message via Yahoo to Jkilbert
X2 with Mcseang, calipers and wheel cylinders are cheap. Why fight with it when it'll probably break off anyway. Just replace the caliper and make life easy. When you replace it, remove the bleeder and coat the threads with anti-seize to prevent it from happening again.
Jkilbert is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 11:35 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Highvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NWPA
Posts: 156
Send a message via Yahoo to Highvan
I didn't realize they were so cheap, so that's def what I'm going to do. I'll order both sides tonight. Cause the bleeders are beyond using a wrench, they are so rusted and stripped as is. And I'll probably just torch out the old shock bolts and replace them. Thanks so much for all the help guys !!! B
__________________
The place i do most of my "Jeep Waves" --->
https://www.facebook.com/WarrenCountyJeepClub
Highvan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 05:16 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Hawaii5O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Schofield Barracks, HI
Posts: 204
Best place to get new calipers and rotors?
__________________
I am a man of simple tastes easily satisfied with the best” ― Winston Churchill
Hawaii5O is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
gohounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 88
I get calipers from advance auto, I like the lifetime warranty. Make sure you Google advance auto coupons for deals. You have to buy online and keep receipt. I like to buy online and pickup at store, I don't like to wait.
gohounds is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Cubicone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 90
I use rockauto for stock parts. Aftermarket comes from jeep4x4center
Cubicone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
173ABN VN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: rural N.E. Kansas
Posts: 176
make sure you put the calipers on the correct side..russ
173ABN VN is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Highvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NWPA
Posts: 156
Send a message via Yahoo to Highvan
I'll have to check advance auto, cause most places I've seen, they are 80 bucks plus.
__________________
The place i do most of my "Jeep Waves" --->
https://www.facebook.com/WarrenCountyJeepClub
Highvan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
0III0forlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 3,240
www.rockauto.com. Centric, semi loaded, (with mounting hardware) $21.79 + $10 core. $31.79 total.
__________________
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8.5" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...
0III0forlife is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-09-2014, 09:58 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Cubicone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 90
The jcwhitney website has some under the jeep page
Cubicone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 02:20 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
dwsutton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Images: 9
I used heat and cleaned up my old ones. If they aren't toast Id reuse them.

__________________
Check out the Redneck Garage Channel !
dwsutton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
Highvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NWPA
Posts: 156
Send a message via Yahoo to Highvan
I'll be ordering them off rock auto tonight, thanks !! The bleeds are so stripped and bent up I think they will just snap off if I try to monkey with them anymore and I don't want to be stuck. I'll give it another shot when the new ones come in, that way I'll be able to just switch them if they break off. Thanks for all the help guys !!

__________________
The place i do most of my "Jeep Waves" --->
https://www.facebook.com/WarrenCountyJeepClub
Highvan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC