How Do You Use A Bleeder Wrench To Bleed Automotive Brakes?
Modern cars use a hydraulic brake system. The hydraulic brake system relies on fluid solely–no air. Brake fluid is fluid that no matter how high the pressure, it cannot be compressed any more. Air allowed into the hydraulic system lessens the boiling point of the fluid. Support the car with jack stands and blocks or use a car lift for maximum safety. Take all four tires off the car. Purchase two cans of fresh brake fluid. A closed can of brake fluid has a very long shelf life. Never use open cans. Suck the brake fluid out of the holding tank with a turkey baster. There will be sediment at the bottom of the reservoir. Fill the reservoir with new brake fluid when it gets to be half-empty while bleeding the brakes. Select a box wrench that will fit the bleeder bolt. A crescent or Vise-grip wrench will not work. Tap the bolts with a hammer and apply oil to the bolts to loosen any corrosion. Turn the bleeder wrench and loosen the bottles. Place a clear tube over the bolt and let the brake