Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Omerta, Feb 16, 2004.
What is the best way to get out seized bleeder valves on calipers..?
we use "move-it" at school and it seems to work fine.
Heat is the best thing. Then use some vice grips and work the bleeder screw back and forth till it loosens up.
Carefull though....too much heat and you can blow the line.
don't break the valve!
it's annoying, i've done it.
In addition to hit, try to shock it free by tapping flush on the bleeder with a small ball peen hammer. Once you get it free, replace them and spray them with some grease or wd 40 or whatever.
tap them out using a ball peen and a brass punch. or spray them with anti sease stuff while you try and break them free. technically you shouldnt use any heat up there though, so if you do, use it in small doses. (we are doing brakes in school right now lol)
i broke the bleeder valve on my clutch slave cylinder.. whats the easyiest way to get that out? they teach you at brake school how to remove broken ones?
please clarify on what you mean by flush with the bleeder?
also it wont wiggle at all when i use vicegrips
if its broken flush then an ez out maybe able to get it out.
If its just a bit on the edge then 1 option is to weld something onto it then try heat, then remove it.
Or just get a new slave...........
Yeah ok. When you get out of school, just rememner to forget everything they taught you Heat on a rusted bleeder is the ONLY way you are getting it out. Heat is the savior in all problems I love the red wrench hehe!
Phillps you are a red wrench
:bigthumb: got the caliper bleeder out
Thanks for the help.
Now the slave is my biggest obsticle
besides the secized solid bolts holding my strut to the lower control arm. but i think i can get that out with heat.
Your clutch is a different story, but I just thought I'd mention that, if you are really stuck another time, you can just loosen the line right at the caliper to bleed it and it usually works OK.