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I just replace my front brake lines and when i went to bleed the brakes I saw fluid coming from aline that was going to the back of the jeep. It was along the frame and was plastic JW

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Sounds like a water drain line from the sun roof or air condition system.

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There should be NO brake lines that are plastic. What the plastic line may be for is fuel, fuel return or the Evap system.
And I have seen where those lines will devolpe a leak from a pin hole, crack, split, O-rings in the ends.

A manual transmission could also have a plastic line from the clutch master to the clutch slave. So if you have a manual and it was brake fluid you saw leaking from it that could be it as the Hydraulic clutches use brake fluid in the system.

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I have a 1994 GMC Serra i had a brake line that started to leak for the back brakes so i replaced the whole line from the front to the back and i went to bleed the brakes for the back i had a helper pump...


If you have replaced the line from the front to the back, there is a lot of air in the line. The proper way to bleed the brakes (for the average guy with no shop) is to;

#1, OPEN the bleeder screw,
#2 THEN have your friend push the brake pedal down fully to the floor and HOLD IT DOWN. Then you
#3 CLOSE the bleeder, so no air can enter the line from there,
#4 THEN have your friend let the pedal up after you have closed the bleeder screw.

Repeat this process untill you have fluid coming out of the bleeder screw. Remember, after your friend has pumped the brakes a few times, the fluid level in the Master Cylinder's reservior will
go down, and you need to refill it as the fluid gets pumped into the line. Do not let it go empty, or you will have to start all over again. Every time the brakes get pumped, the fluid will only go down the line a few inches, so you will have to do this Procedure many times, like 15 or so.

Once you get the fluid coming out of the bleeder screw, do the bleed procedure a couple more times, until there IS NO AIR left in the system and all that is coming out is fluid with NO bubbles.

You MUST do BOTH sides, right AND left of the rear, as there is only a single line to the rear, which splits into two above the axle, and now there will be air in both sides. Then, tighten the screw, top off the master cylinder, and you are done.

If you simply opened up the bleeder screw, and then pumped the brakes with it open the whole time, the master cylinder simply pulled air back into itself every time you let the brake pedal up, resulting in no fluid being pumped into the line.

Also, if the master cylinder ever was EMPTY, then you may have to bleed the cylinder itself. This is done by disconnecting the brake line (rear brake, the one you just had off) from the cylinder, and putting a hose from the line inlet in a small loop back into the master cylinder's reservior. Then, pump the brakes. The cylinder will then pump the fluid directly back into itself. The idea is that you do not let the master cylinder pull any air back into itself, from the line inlet. So, as the cylinder pumps out the air, the only thing it can get back in is FLUID. Do this until there are no more bubbles coming out of the line.

Then perform the above-mentioned Bleeding Procedure. If you do the Bleeding Procedure correctly, and the fluid level in the master cylinder does NOT go down, and you are still not getting fluid to the bleeder screw, then that will tell you that you have to bleed the Master Cylinder.

Good Luck To You.

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I just replaced brakes,front and rear,on a 1997 jeep grand cherokee. The rear brake calipers had to be replaced and the parking brakes were shot so I did not reinstall. I bled brakes all around and have a...


Sound like you either have air in the system or a leak. Make sure all the connections are tight on the new calipers. clean off all the connections and blessed screws with brake cleaner. Then have your partner press on the brake pedal while you look for leaks. Reblead the entire system again starting at the right rear, than the left rear, than the right front, and finally the left front. Continue bleeding at each wheel until no air comes out. make sure you don,t let the master cylinder go dry. It will take several pedal pumps for the caliper pistons to take up the gap in between the pads and rotors. I assume you have a helper pushing on the brake pedal during the bedding process?

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May 30, 2011 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I replaced my front brake router and brake pads today. when i bleed the front left brake, a line which im assuming is a brake line near the rear left tire burst and is leaking brake fluid. when u tried...


First, there is NO Pumping of the brake pedal
involved in bleeding brakes

I think your smart enough to know you
need to replace both rear brake hoses,
before you proceed with the bleeding

Mar 22, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Bleeding brake system how?


BLEED BRAKE SYSTEM

Make sure one end of the Jeep is raised (starting with the rear end) and secure on jack stands and the wheels on each side have been removed. If you have been working on the brakes, this should already be done.

Connect a clear rubber tube to the bleeder valve on the right rear brake caliper. Start with this end and side because it is farthest from the master cylinder.Place the tube's other end into a container partially filled with brake fluid.

Open the bleeder valve on the caliper and have an assistant press on the brake pedal inside the Jeep. Look for a mixture of air and fluid to come out of the valve. Once all the air is purged and the fluid runs cleanly from the valve, close the screw and remove the tube.

Repeat the process for all four brakes. Move to the left rear next, followed by the right front and the left front. If you need to, reconnect the Jeep's rear wheels and lower the rear end before raising the front end and removing those wheels.

Check the level of fluid in the master cylinder periodically as you bleed the brakes. If the level drops below the needed fill line, add more fluid. Use fresh fluid, not any that you have bled from the brakes.

Start the Jeep's engine after bleeding all the brakes and press on the brake pedal. You might need to do this repeatedly to seat new brake pads you just installed. Turn off the engine and hold down on the pedal. Bleed the brakes again if the pedal sink within 15 to 20 seconds.

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Had broken read brake line. Replaced line and went


beg borrow or steal a pressure bleeder, start with right rear, lest rear, right front then lef front,

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Brake Problem


It looks like one of your break lines have gone bad and needs to be replaced. It's more common for the one of the front brake lines to have gone bad, replace both sides, flush out the brake fluid and bleed the system to ensure there is no air in the lines. You can go to Auto Zone to buy the new brake lines and they will also have the step by step instructions for you the get the job done. Note: locate where the leak is coming from to ensure that it's not a bad brake Cylinder at the rear brakes, of one of the front brake caliper's, or the master cylinder. Regardless Auto will have all the parts and step by step instructions so you can get the job done with common tools. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions you may have. 

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Sounds like you still have air in your brake lines. Make sure all your brake lines are tight. Then bleed again. Bleed the trouble side first, meaning right side, then go to front left, back left then back right, make sure that your brake fluid is also full

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No brake fluid going to drives side back brake


1. You could have air in the lines yet, but more specifically, I would need to know if you have anti-skid system in your car. Also, you may have a proporation valve in the system that has to be activitated before the system can be bled.

In bleeding, you start at the rear wheels first and then work to the front, doing the master cyclinder last.
Finally, the brake master cyclinder is designed so that the front part of the cylinder pumps fluid to only one front wheel and only one rear wheel. The rear part of the master cylinder only pumps fluid to the other 1 front and 1 rear. This is so that if you loose your brakes, you will always have a rear and front working.
Bill

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