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Thread: MAINTENANCE : Bleeding the Brakes on a Jeep JK Wrangler

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmet1983 View Post
    Absolutely , if your just doing the front you don't have to touch the rears at all. Just be careful not to strip the bleeder nut those little bastards can round out very easily.


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    Good info to know. I am going to take it easy on those bad boys.

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    On my write-up, I show the open end of the wrench being used on the bleeder valve as, at the time, it was easier to hold with my left hand an shoot with my right. However, if you use the closed end, it'll help ensure you won't round it off.

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    MAINTENANCE : Bleeding the Brakes on a Jeep JK Wrangler

    Great write up, when I changed mine I notice a lot of dirt in my tank. Is there away to clean that out so when I put clean fluid in its not mixing with dirt right away? The top by the filer is easy, but the lower chamber not so much. 07' Sahara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugged4 View Post
    Great write up, when I changed mine I notice a lot of dirt in my tank. Is there away to clean that out so when I put clean fluid in its not mixing with dirt right away? The top by the filer is easy, but the lower chamber not so much. 07' Sahara
    I've used a turkey baster suction to pick up some of the dirt at the bottom making sure I don't remove too much fluid, though when I change anything on the brake system I usually bleed all four corners with new brake fluid until the passenger rear corner is clear fluid (meaning new fluid) and no bubbles, then I do the other corners. Brake fluid is supposed to be flushed every several years I believe.
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    Would it be a good idea to use some PB Blaster or WD-40 on the bleeder valve nut to loosen it up and prevent stripping, or no? Please respond ASAP, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckJeep View Post
    Would it be a good idea to use some PB Blaster or WD-40 on the bleeder valve nut to loosen it up and prevent stripping, or no? Please respond ASAP, thank you!
    The bleeder valve shouldn't be that tight that you need it. I can easily get it off with an open end wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    The bleeder valve shouldn't be that tight that you need it. I can easily get it off with an open end wrench.
    Okay, thanks a bunch! I haven't even tried it yet; I'm just asking in case I run across that problem, lol.

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    This is an old thread I know... But my brakes are a little soft and I wanna bleed em but quick question... Do you open the fluid resivour or keep it closed the whole time? I've heard both but not exactly sure which is best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devallee View Post
    This is an old thread I know... But my brakes are a little soft and I wanna bleed em but quick question... Do you open the fluid resivour or keep it closed the whole time? I've heard both but not exactly sure which is best

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    Doesn't matter. Just make sure it doesn't dry. I normally leave it open so I can watch it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Doesn't matter. Just make sure it doesn't dry. I normally leave it open so I can watch it better.
    Perfect thanks

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