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Old 10-26-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Brake bleeding problem

Today I put my truck all back together after doing the front end. I disconnected the brake line on my drivers side front caliper to keep it from getting damaged. After reinstalling the line I went to bleed it and the bleeder is something I've never seen before. Generally there's a little nut at the bottom of the bleeder to put a wrench on but this one has either rotted away or the flat spot on it it for using vise-grips or pliers. It's too small for me the feel comfortable twisting away at it. So the question is has anyone seen a bleeder without a nut shape on it? Should I attempt to turn it? My concern is snapping it and needing a new caliper. Any help is appreciated.
Oh and it's an 87 chevy scottsdale with discs on the front.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:32 PM   #2
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Little update: I started by checking the other side and the bleeder looked exactly the same, which leans me away from it just being rotted, but you never know. So I sprayed it with PB twice, let it soak over night, and then when I got up the next day. Tried turning it with vice grips and it snapped right off.
I ended up taking the newer caliper off the spare frame, cleaning it up a bit and throwing that on. Problem solved. Have a good one.
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