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Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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Tall Steve
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Rebuilt master cylinder plus replaced rear axle seals. Adjusted rear shoes. Brake lines fully open. I benched primed the master cylinder. Squirted 1/2 way across the garage. Had a vacuum brake bleeder that I thought I would try. Worked half way...still no brake pedal. I use to have a helper pump three times and hold. Work from farthest wc from master cylinder to the closest wc. Does that work on Packards? Looking for suggestions. I am using Dot 4 fluid

Posted on: 5/16 16:40
Even the most difficult situations can be learning situations.

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Re: Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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kevinpackard
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I initially used a vacuum bleeder when I did the brakes on mine. But I was unable to obtain solid brakes with it. It did a great job at getting fluid in all the lines, and I flushed a good amount through.

I went back and did the more traditional way of having a second person pump and hold the brakes. I then closed off the bleeders while they were still holding, once I was sure there were no bubbles. Got really nice brakes after that.

Furthest wheel cylinder from the master first, then work your way back to the MC from there.

-Kevin

Posted on: 5/16 17:21
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Re: Bleed those brakes! 53 Clipper
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PackardDon
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I used a pressure bleeder on my 1954 Patrician which flushed and bled perfectly.

Posted on: 5/17 18:00
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