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Bleeding brakes on 14BFF on '83 RV

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mattman, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. mattman

    mattman 1/2 ton status

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    Bleeding brakes on 14BFF on \'83 RV

    Maybe some one can help/has seen this problem. My dad has an RV based on an '83 one-ton chassis with a 14BFF rear. The problem he is having (I haven't seen this myself so I'm describing as best I can) is when he is trying to bleed the brakes he is having a heck of time getting a wrench on the bleeder screw. He says the springs and the deep set drum make it real bear. I was posting here since with all the 14B's floating around maybe someone has experienced the same problem and has a creative solution.

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  2. HarryH3

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    Re: Bleeding brakes on 14BFF on \'83 RV

    Is he using a bleeder wrench or just an open end flare nut wrench? I've got a bleeder wrench that looks like an "L", with a socket welded on each end. Can't get much leverage with it, but it fits into tight spaces and doesn't round off the bleeder screw.

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  3. POWERMAD

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    Re: Bleeding brakes on 14BFF on \'83 RV

    yep I have several. of course all mine are Snap-on and they are about $30 ea.
    They work great though.
    Good thing I use them all the time.

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