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DAMNIT!! snaped bleader

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by darkshadow, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    crap i snaped my rear bleader screw, the pass side came out fine dry and i tryed to get the drivers out (slightly more acward) she snaped!

    my #1 extractor is a little big, and i was woryed about drilling the screw bigger for fear of wrecking it (if i can even get my 18v in there)

    any other ideas of should i just try it and get a new cly if nessasary?

    crap just fix my lines FINALY and now this.



    ps like my thumb?

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  2. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    Last time I did that I found that the bleeder was just too rusted in there to get out. I figured that replacing the wheel cylinder (in my case) was cheaper at 9.00 than wasting 2-3 hrs trying to fix that one. My rear calipers that I just put on were only 14.95 as well. Just something to think about.
     
  3. redneckdude

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    yep, new cylinder or caliper is gonna be well worth the money in this case...
     
  4. cegusman

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    I wouldn't worry about that bleeder, I would worry about that thumb.
     
  5. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    new WC...

    I'd buy a new wheel cylinder--last one I bought was 10 bucks!--if the bleeder was rusted enough to break,chances are the cylinder itself is pitted and on borrowed time too..you can sneak the rear wheel cylinders out without puling the brake shoes off...I hate the style with the clip holding them on instead of bolts..

    I've noticed nearly every bleeder I've tried to open that had a plastic or rubber cap over the end of it usually opens fine!--I guess they DO actually help prevent water from migrating into the bleeder,then the threads!--I never -seize mine to death if I'm successful at getting them out ..

    My 79 C10's right front caliper has been dragging--its the old petrified brake hose causing it to not release---but I tried opening the bleeder screw on the caliper--its just stretching,I know its gonna break!--ticks me off,I hate to pay 16 bucks for a rebuilt when the caliper works fine--but I'm not dicking around trying to extract a broken bleeder ,then have it seize up a few weeks from now!(and a caliper with a snapped bleeder or boogered hole is worthless as a "core" :doah:).. --I might as well buy 2,do both sides,and get it over with..going to sell it before winter,and I dont want any "comebacks" once its sold!.. :crazy:
     
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    Buy a new cylinder


    and WOW, that thumb looked like mine a few years aho, when i shut the truck door on it trying to close it quietly. HURRRRRT !!!

    then the nail fell off a week later, and took FOREVER to grow back.
     
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    At least you didnt snap the bleeder screw off after grinding on the d60 caliper for 2 hours :mad:
     
  8. darkshadow

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    yeah thats sucks.


    if it was the front i could at least get at it.

    i spent 20 min watch vids online with a micro file fileing the tip of my extractor to an 'x' an it would fit in the screw better, but i couldent really hit it with much more then my vice grips so no go...

    ill get a cly when i go out.

    suck because i dont have anywear to really work on it.


    yeah and the thumb was fun to go crushed by a curtin wall (really big 2 1/2 stary window frame)

    the corner of the tube hit my cutical and crushed it in to an angle iorn, yeah that hurt, my co worker was trying to hit the tube in with a 2x4 and it was caught on a nail, the nail let go and the tube hit mine!:eek1:
     
  9. Cricket

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    Doc.................... you need to paint that fingernail.
     
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    4xcrazy.....this has nothing to do with the thread but I *love* your avatar!!!! Thats awesome.
     
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    uuuuum,,,,,,oook :confused:
     
  12. jhellwig

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    Replace the cylender of calaper or whatever you have. They are cheap.
     
  13. jekquistk5

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    this happened to me the night before a trip when I was bleeding the brakes. I guess after 23yrs bleeders turn to butter. Drove to Murrays at 2AM(open 24 hrs in some locations) and picked up two wheel cyls and was good to go. The pain was getting the drums off to replace that little part.
     
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    Dang, man! :doah: I know that had'ta hurt! Sorry! :crazy:
     

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