The steps above cover the process when servicing boot style floating calipers. The steps would be similar when servicing bushing and o-ring style calipers.
Opening Seized Bleeder Screws
Every now and then, you might run into a stuck bleeder screw. This can be frustrating, especially because bleeder screws are supposed to be a simple step in the process.This article aims to help you know what to do whenever one gets stuck. Likewise, it goes over a few different solutions as each situation may differ.
Bleeder Screws Not Opening
The effort required to open bleeder screws will vary from on vehicle to another. The factors that effect this are:
- Age of the vehicle
- Operating environment
- Rubber cap equipped
- Whether they have ever been opened
NOTE: When attempting to open a bleeder screw always use a six point socket or wrench. Use of a 12 point socket or wrench will increase the chances for rounding the bleeder screw and increase the difficulty in removing it. Follow these steps to open the bleeder screw:
Bleeder Screws Method 1:
Any further trouble? Phoenix systems has developed an easy to use method that vibrates the bleeder screw while working it back and forth with a 3/4″ wrench. Click the button below for more information and a short video on how to use our BrakeFree product.
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