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Old 11-29-2003, 10:04 PM
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Brake Bleeding Blues

Rear brakes on my 1986 190D not functioning.
air was introduced into rear brake line when caliper was dissasembled. Put back together and tried brake pumping method. At first little dirty fluid came out.
Now nothing comes out, air or fluid. Tried using vaccum pump bleeder but couldn't pull anything out of the bleeder valve.
It seems as if there is a closed valve dividing the front and rear brake circuits.
The front part of master cylinder reservoir is full to max, but the rear smaller chamber doesn't seem to fill up with fluid.
I will try to fill up the rear reservoir and bleed again. Any ideas on what else to try? Previous posts seem to mention master cylinder as a possibility. Not sure how to test it though.

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