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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2015, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Front brakes on 97 ZJ

When bleeding the brakes during a front brake job, do you have to bleed all four or just the front?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2015, 07:28 PM
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Master cylinders are supposed to be separated as two systems, front and back. not sure if the reservoir is also separate so be careful you don't run it dry while bleeding.

Usually I remove fluid from the master cylinder before compressing the caliper. after compressing the caliper pistons I remove more fluid and add fresh and then bleed what's left of the old fluid out of the lines.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-18-2015, 12:33 PM
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You probably know this, but if by "brake job" you mean you're just replacing the pads, there's no need to bleed the brakes. You don't open up any of the brake lines to do that, so no air can get in.
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Thanks for the replies. All I did was replace the rotors and pads.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2015, 10:22 PM
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Use a c clamp to compress the piston. That way no bleeding needed.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-19-2015, 05:24 AM
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When bleeding the brakes, start furthest from the master cylinder and work forward.
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