Im having a problem with my brakes on my 2008 Chevy Silverado 4x4. I repaced my pads, shoes, drums(one was below specs so I replaced both) and rotors(aftermarket under warranty. Easier to replace for "free"than to have them turned). I followed Haynes guide rather than change brakes the way I have always done, by removing 2/3 of brake fluid from MC and to place drums so that they do not rub shoes when rotating it(adjuster bar full open, one thread exposed). And assuming the self adjuster will do its job and adjust the shoes out every time the truck is stopped in reverse. I have a pedal that goes to the floor and I assumed Haynes screwed me and consequentially air got in the system. I purchased a Mityvac since I have noone to help me and now my problem is that I cannot get my wrench and tubing on the rear wheel cylinders at the same time to bleed the brakes. Is there a special wrench that you have to use or are there "deeper"bleeders that have a larger zerk fitting? I am using a 5/16 gear wrench and there is no room for it. I am also reading posts/threads re: ABS bleeding, etc. Will I need to do this under these circumstances?
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 2:52 PM