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Old 10-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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What size is the front brake bleeders?

The 8mm is too small and the 9 spins. The rears were 8mm and came loose, but the fronts seem rusted in place. Line bleeding isn't good enough after replacing the lines.

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Try a 3/8 box end wrench

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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I think it is 5/16ths
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Vice grips...nah, just kidding. My fronts and rears are different sizes, but if u do end up stripping them, most auto stores have replacements
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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the flats on the bleeder may have been screwed up by someone in the past..if a 9mm spins then it probably should be a 8mm which is the same as a 5/16..you might actually have to use visegrips to loosen them so you can replace them with new ones
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looks like vise grips are in my future. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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Got militant and used vise grips this morning. I will have to repl. the bleeds at some point though. The wife helped me bleed the brakes & I now have brakes again! Now it both moves, stops, and turns.

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