Brake bleeding?

Tiny
ROBBIEMAC
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 123,000 MILES
I put new master cylinder on. When bleeding back brakes drivers side doesn't get fluid other does.
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 AT 12:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hello my name is Dave.

First thing I would check is if fluid comes out when you remove the bleeder screw completely, it is not unusual for the bleeder to get clogged. If you remove it completely and fluid comes out replace the screw and you should be able to bleed the system. This is by far the most common cause for a wheel to not have anything come out of the bleeder when trying to bleed the brakes, if you remove the bleeder and no fluid comes out let us know and we will be happy to help you further.
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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My name is Robbie and I did like you said and nothing came out. So I took the line off the back of the hub and I did get fluid out from there. So I'm trying to get the hub off to check out wheel cylinder. But I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Any suggestions?
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Did you try removing he bleeder completely? Also try to loosen the brake line at the wheel cylinder to see if you can get fluid to come out. Here is how you replace the wheel cylinder guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-wheel-cylinder

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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Thank you guys for your help. I have fluid now or was my wheel cylinder replacing it and all should be fine. Be blessed gentleman.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, September 26th, 2019 AT 10:03 AM
Tiny
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Thank you 2CarPros.
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Thursday, September 26th, 2019 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 6 CYL
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Help me,
I just changed a brake line for the rear brakes the line from the front to back. My problem is bleeding the brakes I 'am getting fluid out of both calibers but getting no brake pedal when pumping. Does this vehicle have ABS brakes?
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You will probably have to bleed the metering valve.

If the fluid went too low when bleeding it then the master cylinder will have to be refilled and rebled.

You will have to bleed the ABS system with a scantool.
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SHE78SHA
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET S-10
Brakes problem
1995 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Automatic

Yes how do I bleed my brakes my self!
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fill master cylinder with fresh brake fluid
need a helper to pump the brakes for you and then hold paddle down
open bleeder
repeat until steady fluid coming out of the bleeder
if to do all system start with rear right to front left ,rear left ,front right
always remember to check and add brake fluid to master cylinder

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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEITH YEOMAN
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  • 1989 CHEVROLET S-10
I have replaced the master cylinder and lower flex lines. But my brakes will some times go to the floor and other times stops just fine. What else should I try? I have bleed the brakes over and over already.
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does it have abs?
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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No
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Remove the master cyl. Cover and fill. Then open the bleeders.U will see it start to gravity bleed when u see the bubbles are gone its just dripping fluid tighten bleeders. Refill the master make sure the master doesnt go dry whyll bleeding
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Was the master ever bench bled? And yes you can do it by gravity bleed method.
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LIPSRO1
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  • 1985 CHEVROLET S-10
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How do you bleed the back (drum) brakes?
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Alsways start with the wheel furthest from the master cylender. (Passanger side rear). Have someone pump up the brake pedal 5 or 6 times, hold pressure on it while you loosten the bleeder allowing the pedal to go to the floor and held there until you retighten the bleeder. Do this process until only fluid comes out and no air.
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Friday, September 27th, 2019 AT 4:30 PM (Merged)

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