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Old 06-05-2015, 12:33 PM
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Great trick for bleeding brakes

Changed the calipers, pads and rotors on my 93 yj but had a hard time getting the brake pedal firm even after several bleedings It felt spongy.

So I took the calipers off of the axle bracket and pumped the brake pedal about seven times to push the caliper piston about 3/4 of the way out. This pushes a lot if brake fluid through the system. Then i rotated the loose caliper with the brake line at the highest point and pushed the calipers back in using a c clamp. Reinstalled the pads and eureka the brakes were perfect. Evidentially the was a stubborn air bubble stuck in the line somewhere and this method gets it out.

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Old 06-15-2015, 10:31 PM   #2
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I don't understand how the air got out. Did you open the bleeder screw?
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