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Shys_m ... 9/6/2016

2003 Buick Regal LS 6 Cyl 3.80L


I do not know exactly how to bleed the brakes myself.

My brakes are going to the floor with very little stopping. I just had the brake calipers replaced and apparently they did not bleed the brakes correctly. I do not have a husband or boyfriend to help. Can anyone give me detailed step by step instructions on how to do this correctly please.

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Phillip Stinger

Phillip Stinger 11/28/2016

You need a second person. You use a wrench to loosen and tighten the bleeder screw.
1. Open the brake fluid reservoir
2. Pump the brakes until they start to stiffen up.
3. Hold the brake pedal down while someone loosens the bleeder screw allowing air and a bit of fluid to be pushed out.
4. Tighten bleeder screw
5. Repeat steps 2-4 a couple times per wheel.
6. When brake pedal stays good and firm put cap back on reservoir.
Note: keep an eye on your fluid levels. Your pushing fluid out and you don't want to start pushing air into the lines


Jimm 11/29/2016

You can use a vacuum (handheld) brake bleeder tool - available for free (or small fee) from any local auto parts stores - to bleed the brakes yourself.

Be sure to bleed the brakes - starting with the wheel position furthest from the brake master cylinder.

You can also reference the 'How-To-Guides' on the www.autoMD.com website for the specific brake bleeding procedure.


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