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Brake Bleeding

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by TroyGT, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Nov 14, 2017

    TroyGT Member

    High Point, NC
    Mar 8, 2016
    I know, no one wants to hear more about brake bleeding... but, I learned something new. After performing basic maintenance on my brakes all the way around, replacing hard lines up front, changing out springs and shoes on my '73 CJ5... I had a difficult time getting the brakes to bleed. I did everything, bench bleed, blah, blah, blah. I even went out and bought one of those cool Capri power bleeders and that helped, but no dice. What I learned, is that in the fluid reservoir itself, there is a pin hole on each side (front/rear sides) that helps the reservoir itself bleed out air from the piston. I took the equivalent of a baby diaper pin, bent it open, and poked it down through those holes as far as I could. Didn't seem to do much. Went back and re-bled all four again and voila... brakes were hard as a rock.

  2. Nov 14, 2017

    baldjosh Sponsor Sponsor

    pacific north west
    Oct 24, 2017
    I hate bleeding brakes so much! thats awesome to hear you got them bled good, when it finally happens it is such a good feeling.
    air bubble at the pin hole? or a little debris?

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