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Old 02-08-2008, 05:58 PM
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1989 300 wagon rear brake bleeding problem

I have just put new pads and rotors all around on my '89 124 wagon. While trying to bleed the rears I got about 10 squirts from the bleeder and then nothing. I also noticed that the reservoir level didn't go down. Does anyone have any ideas? Do I need to find a pressure bleeder?
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:56 PM
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Hi there,
I believe the reservoir has a front and a rear section, the latter probably ran dry.
Take another look. It is easier with a bleeder, though.
Good luck
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:53 PM
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You've got to fill your reservoir up to the top, almost to where you think it will overflow in order for the fluid to fill up both the front and the rear reservoirs. Shine a light through it and you'll see if both reservoirs are full

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Old 02-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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the front section of the reservoir is for back brakes and the rear for front.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:23 PM
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1989 300 wagon rear brake bleeding problem

Thanks for all the responses. You are right about the reservoir, you have to fill it past the "MAX" mark for the rear chamber to fill.
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