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howard2s
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Jun 17, 2012, 7:42 PM

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I just replaced my front brakes on my 2006 KIA spectra. the steps i took:
wheel off
loosened top bolt.
removed bottom bult.
clamped break line and disconnected line
pushed in with clamp
replaced brakes
reconnected breakline
tightened everything up and placed tire back on.

brake fluid level is good.

i read somewhere to bleed the brake line. how do i do that and where can i find the valve??

thanks.


Hammer Time
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Jun 17, 2012, 8:43 PM

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You should never have disconnected it in the first place. Now you have to bleed the air out of the caliper.

Crack open the bleeder while someone hold pressure on the brake pedal. Tighten bleeder before releasing the pedal and repeat unto you get a pedal. Make sure the reservoir stays full.




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howard2s
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Jun 17, 2012, 8:55 PM

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where is the bleeder located?


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Jun 17, 2012, 8:57 PM

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You're over your head. You need to tow it to a shop.
Next time don't take things apart that you know nothing about.




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howard2s
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Jun 18, 2012, 10:03 PM

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I'm not over my head. Isn't this forum to help those that try and diy? could have just said it was located on the front of the calipers.

I feel that I was capable of simply changing the brake pads. If there was other issues, I would have taken it to my mechanic.


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Jun 18, 2012, 10:06 PM

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Anyone that is not familiar with a brake bleeder, it's location and how to use it definitely should not be messing with something as important as brakes.
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howard2s
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the breaks were fine. just needed to stiffer. i'm aware of what i'm doing. if i couldnt stop in the driveway, i wouldnt take the car out on the street.


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Jun 19, 2012, 7:46 AM

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Quote ">>I'm not over my head. Isn't this forum to help those that try and diy?<<"
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You are over your head for brake work if you have to ask for where a bleeder is and that's so fundamental. Site does cater to DIYers but this is too much for many out there to DIY. Brakes are not the place to learn by trial and error nor is much else involving control of a vehicle,

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