1988 CHEVY BLAZER REPLACED PADS, AND CALIPERS

  • Tiny
  • carlie75
  • 1988 Chevrolet Blazer

Brakes problem
1988 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 232000 miles

I just replace my pads and calipers for my chevy, but still the breaks do not work well. Do I have to bleed the lines and if yes, How?

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Hi carlie75,

Thank you for the donation.

What is the problem that you are facing with the brakes?

Low brake pedal?
Inefficient braking?

When calipers are replaced, bleeding has to be done. You would require an assistant to pump the brake pedal and hold while you release the bleeder bolt at caliper.

Here are the procedures.
1. Pump brake pedal a few times.
2. Hold brake pedal.
3. Release the bleeder bolt at caliper. (Attach a hose to bleeder bolt to collect the brake fluid to prevent from splashing all over)
4. Retighten bleeder bolt.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 till no air bubbles comes out.

Remember not to allow fluid level in master cylinder reservoir to go too low.
For bleeding, start with wheel nearest to master cylinder and move on to the next nearest with the farthest wheel last.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 2:01 PM
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  • carlie75
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Yes the brean pedal goes to low and I don t get enough breaking.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 2:36 PM
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  • carlie75
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I just went downstairs and did it and its working great now. Thank you very, very much.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 3:15 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Glad o be of service.

Thank you for using 2CarPros.

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Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 8:26 AM

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