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Old 03-29-2016, 05:29 AM   #1
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Just replaced both rear brake calipers I'm not exactly sure if the bleader should be on the bottom or the top if it'* supposed to be on the bottom I'm having serious problems bleeding the driver'* side. The passenger side blows fluid through smoothly I cannot I cannot get the driver'* side to do it

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The bleeder on any caliper is always at the top. You are bleeding out the air, and the air rises to the top of the brake fluid.
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Don't some of the calipers with 2 dual pistons have 2 bleeder screws?
I was looking at my FSM for the 2006 Grand Prix, and they mentioned two bleeder screws on each caliper.
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I don't recall double bleeders on dual piston calipers....all bleeders are on top to remove air easily....
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That is what I thought, maybe I read it wrong, the pic looked to show two bleeder screws, but mentioned using the top one.
Logically the top one makes sense, and I cannot see why they would ever need two of them, unless the piston chambers were separate, which again makes no sense.
I'll see what my book said the next time I look at it.
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