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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-11-2009, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Did a brake fluid flush and wooooow

So my truck when you got hard on the brakes the steering wheel would shudder and the backend would get a tad squirly. I thought maybe warped rotors but took them off and checked and they were legit. So then I checked my brake fluid and it was darker then the bath water after my wife "relaxes". So I went to autozone and bought valvoline synthetic brake fluid. Suctioned out the MC, filled with clean fluid, then bleed the brakes starting at the rear passenger, rear driver, front passenger, front driver. What freaked me out was the first bit of fluid out of each caliper had a bunch of black chunks and air. So after all is said and done took it for a drive, pedal feels 1000x better, stopping is better, and best of all the steering wheel no longer vibrates. So if you have that issue you might wanna check your brake fluid!
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Thats great advice. I changed mine last year, and plan to do it again this winter. I noticed a big improvement in braking as well.
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Had mine done also about 2 months ago. Very noticeable improvement.
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how much should something like that cost for people that don't know how or cant do it them self?
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I paid just under a c-note to have mine done before we moved this past summer...

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ahhh people it costs about 12 dollars in fluid. If you have a 10mm wrench some spare 3/16th hose and a turkey baster you can do it in an hour or less!!!
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Doing Hawk LTS pads, rotor turn, Valvoline Syn Brake Fluid, and bleed this weekend on all 4 corners. Should be a good time hopefully the forecasted rain cooperates.

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should be easy just remember to open the bleeder screws when you compress the pistons
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If it had 'chunks' out of the calipers it is time to do flex hoses.

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Yeah I was debating if it was time for that or not. It brakes so smooothly now haha.
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