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Old 03-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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I just started with the back brakes and after a few bleeds on the valve there's nothing coming out of them. Before I noticed that the reservoir has two sections kinda, and the front section was still full of dirty old fluid. Now that I'm not getting anything out of the back, that front section of the reservoir is empty and the regular part is still full. Is there something I should know here? The car is still up on stands but the pedal feels soft and wrong now. No pumping or anything seems to be circulating fluid or making a difference.
The reservoir is actually a dual reservoir. The front sends fluid to the rear brakes and the rear sends fluid to the front brakes. You need to keep an eye on both sections of the reservoir while bleeding and make sure you keep them both above the minimum level.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:41 PM
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I figured that... but how the heck do I get fluid into the front section so the rear brakes have fluid? I can't get that little cap off, and the main cap doesn't put any fluid in the rear brakes at all!
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:42 PM
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both chambers are filled from the screw on cap. fill it all the way up, and it will fill both reservoirs.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:10 PM
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Who's got a link or a clear hose size/type to buy at Autozone or a pet store? I just changed my pads and the brakes don't stop the car as fast as I'd like.
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