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    Change Caliper Bleed All Brakes?

    Hi guys. I was wondering. If I change one caliper (front passenger), that has a stuck piston. Can I get away with just bleeding that particular brake. Or will I have to bleed all of the lines if I change the caliper?

    Any advice on the caliper change?

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    you should be ok just bleeding that one side as long as you swapped out the new one fast, but to be safe i would at least bleed the front (Left and Right) since they are tied together. the rear is fine.
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    I would bleed both of the front ones to be safe.
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    Why risk it? Bleed all four. My .02

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    Thanks guys. It was late after work, and didn't feel like taking all of the tires off of the car. So I just did the front two. But all seems well. Thanks for the input.

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    Make sure you bleed the ABS system first then go to the calipers.

    I believe the prefered method is ABS system first followed by passenger front then drivers front followed by passenger rear and finally driver side rear.

    Now would be the perfect time to upgrade the brake fluid as well!

    At the very least use a new bottle of brake fluid.

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    I didn't know about bleeding the ABS system. Where does it have bleeders at? I just bleed each caliper. The line was only open for about 5 seconds, while I switched Calipers in my hand. Hopefully I won't have any problems.

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    There is the same size bleader screw just under the ABS system located on the drivers side of the engine bay. If you feel some softness in your brake pedel you could have some air in the system and you might have to redo the procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrity455 View Post
    So I just did the front two. But all seems well.
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    Ok thats cool, I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the info.

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