Originally Posted by iwin12
Best way to bleed brakes if you don't have any kind of brake bleeder (or the $ to get one)?
Willwren'* told you the correct order, but if you mean actually HOW to bleed them, here'* a crash-course...
Affix a hose, 6-inch, 10-inch, whatever ya got, so long as one end goes on the bleeder valve and the other is submerged in a glass jar half-full of brake fluid (keep the end submerged or you'll suck more air into the system)
I recommend a glass jar simply so you can keep an eye on the fluid level in the jar easier and also to see bubbles that come out.
1: 2-person job (A inside car, B under car)
2: Top-off the brake fluid reservoir
3: A pumps a few times to hopefully achieve a decent pedal then holds pressure on pedal and yells "HOLDING"
4: B yells "OPEN" and opens bleeder valve then when A yells, "FLOOR!" B closes valve and yells "CLOSED"
5: repeat steps 3 & 4, checking the reservoir fluid level every couple of repetitions to ensure it doesn't go dry and start sucking more air into the system
The yelling is just to keep you both on the same page... if you don't have the hose submerged in the glass jar and A lets off the pedal while you've got the bleeder valve open, air is sucked in through the hose, thus nullifying all your hard work.
If air DOES get back into the system while you're doing this, start the process over at the RR again..
And like Will said, after doing this whole thing a couple of times, any air should be gone from the lines.
The order given represents starting at the valve farthest from the brake fluid reservoir and working your way towards it... wouldn't help much if you did the LF (right under the reservoir) if there'* still air in a rear line.