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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:32 pm
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Default I got a 93 civic brake problem?

my right rear bleeder valve is striped. if i still beed the rest will it fix my low pedal problem when i turn on my car? My friend just put on new brake pads on. I think he my resivior cap was loos then brake fluid came out wen he pushed the brake piston.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:34 pm
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if brake fluid is still escaping AFTER you bleed the brakes (when you replace the pads) then you NEED to get it fixed if you loose brake fluid it can cause a serious problem *mainly your car not stopping* an easy way to see if you are loosing brake fluid is to check the level when the engin is cold, then check it again after you drive it, making sure that the engin is cool once again.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:36 pm
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As long as you don't have any break fluid leaking out anywhere you really only need front breaks ..the back breaks are there mainly for when you have to slam on the breaks to come to a quick stop..if you can bleed the front breaks and there are no leaks anywhere that you are loosing any fluid you will be fine..after you get that done shop around at scrap yards and buy a used break caliper or remove the caliper and bring it to a break shop and for a few dollars they will remove the stripped one for you and replace it..should not cost you more than about 10 dollars..
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:38 pm
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1. Ron- to replace a bad bleeder screw is more like 40 bucks2.- Don't let your friend work on yur car anymore3. Get a pro to do brake bleeding as it can be tricky and they will have the equipment to deal with any problem that arises. They are too numerable to list here, Sorry4. get the brakes properly bled now, before you have a huge wreck and get nailed by the cops and insurrance companies. If your brakes are bad and they find out you can guess whose fault the accident will be??????Get'er done LaddieASE Cert Auto tech 30 years, Shop owner
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:40 pm
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It may or may not. If there is air in that line it will still be a soft pedal. You may make it better if you remove air from the other lines but will still be soft. Usually if the bleeder screw is corroded in the caliper bad enough to strip it with the correct sized line wrench, the thing is not coming out in one piece and you may have to replace the caliper. It could be the mastercyliner causing the problem you should really get it checked by someone who knows what they are doing. It will cost you way more if you have an accident because the brakes didn't work correctly.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:46 pm
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If you did not - and you shouldn't have - open the system when replacing shoes or pads, it's normal that excess fluid spilled from the master cylinder. It doesn't, however, mean that there is air in the system because of that. Low pedal is not an indication of air presence - soft or "spongy" pedal is. You may not even have to bleed the brakes but if you do - I suggest you replace the cylinder (or caliper - depending on your model) bleeder valve. It's no biggie but ALL wheels need to be bled, and standard procedure is to start from the furthest one which, btw, is the right rear one.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:48 pm
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u need that fixed befoer u drive it that is dangrous...and no if u dont bleed that one it will not fix your problem
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