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stripped bleeder.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    stripped bleeder.

    ive got a stripped bleeder that i cant get off, its all rusted up and what not...

    what is the best way to get it off???

    grind downeach side of it and use a crecent wrench?

    or

    weld a nut on the end of it and just use that

    im going to replace it when i get it out anyway but how have you gotten these off
     
  2. LongIslander26

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    Bleeder

    Some rust buster, a wire brush, and a pair of vice grips usually works, or if you have a socket just a tad smaller than what it usually takes, hammer that onto it, and get a ratchet on it.
     
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    Vice grips are all you need :)
     
  4. k5freak44

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    its almost rounded out, if vice grips dont work i guess i could always girnd 2 sides flat.
     
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    they will work trust me, I had to do the same to mine
     
  6. fatbob

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    You might consider just replacing the whole caliper or wheel cylinder. If its that rusted up then the whole thing might be due for a replacement, and its a lot easier. :grin:
     
  7. diesel4me

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    weld a nut on it..

    I have had to weld or braze a nut on many bleeder screws on my own and many others vehicles!...vise grips dont always grab good enough without crushing them--if you weld a nut over the bleeder,and let it sit for about 5 minites,the heat will soak into the threads and help loosen it up--I get them out nearly every time that way--if I dont--rebuilt calipers were 11.99 at autozone exchanged!--If I had known that I would have just got them in the first place! :doah:
     
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    I'd say vice grips and lotsa Dub D 40. That stuff's a life saver. And if all else fails... cut it.
     

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