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Old 05-23-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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I have just replaced both drivers side calipers,even though I have bled brakes a million times I still tend to check the book.Well I was reading the GM Repair Manual, GM says to start at the closest bleeder then go to the farthest. if doing all 4 then start at front If only doing one circuit then start at closest to master cylinder for that circuit.( this is repeated in another paragragh)This struck me as odd cause I always bled from the farthest to the closest starting in right rear. Well I checked the Haynes Manual and Haynes does say to start from farthest.I couldn't find any addendum to the manual.Is this the way it was done and then they changed it.
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When I did mine I used the farthest away method. Worked great for me.
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I ve always started at right rear...always worked for me
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I ve always started at right rear...always worked for me

Me too. Do the right rear, then the left rear, then the right front, then the left front. But frankly I don't think it really matters that much.
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Me too. Do the right rear, then the left rear, then the right front, then the left front. But frankly I don't think it really matters that much.
I agree.If any one has an older(C2) or newer (C4-C6) I would be curious as to there sequence .
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Just got done replacing all 4 calipers on my 76. I saw the same info conflict between the service manual and the Haynes. I did closest to farthest caliper and still had air in the system. I then did RR to LF and had no problems.

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works every time!
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(IMO )You should do farthest to nearest. This way your pushing all the air that is already trapped out at the farthest point which takes the longestbecause there is so much lines but it can't go any farther than that (if you start up front it can go to either RF,LR,or RR). If you did it the other way once you bleed the LF air and fluid can't travel through the lines as well to clean out ( either old fluid or air) in the lines You don't get as good of a flushing effect I guess is what I'm trying to say. It can still be done but might take a little longer.

Anyways makes since to me

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Old 05-28-2010, 02:34 AM   #9
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I quess it really doesn't matter as long as all the air is out.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:41 PM   #10
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I just replaced my entire system, MC, front lines, rear lines, all 4 calipers etc etc. I did farthest also. Use a motive bleeder. Advice I can offer is, tap the calipers with a rubber mallet to loosen air bubbles and make sure you dont forget the rears have two bleeder valves.
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