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    Hi-Most of you guys are probably asleep -hopefully you will awake in the morning.
    Anyway I am trying to bleed the brakes on my sons Xantia.
    Have car off ground -ratcheted the height adjuster a few times.wheels off bled as per instructions from 'Young Dave' [reckons easiest car to bleed]-However I am not getting any fluid flow from rear cylinders.

    Is the computer sensing no need for brakes as it is airborne?.

    Any answers-clues etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekay49 View Post
    Hi-Most of you guys are probably asleep -hopefully you will awake in the morning.
    Anyway I am trying to bleed the brakes on my sons Xantia.
    Have car off ground -ratcheted the height adjuster a few times.wheels off bled as per instructions from 'Young Dave' [reckons easiest car to bleed]-However I am not getting any fluid flow from rear cylinders.

    Is the computer sensing no need for brakes as it is airborne?.

    Any answers-clues etc.

    Thanks Muchly.
    Pekay.
    The rear brakes take there pressure from the rear supsension circuit.... So no pressure in the rear suspension == no rear brakes ..... A quick and dirty way around this is to stick the car on high. this puts full hydraulic pressure to the rear suspension, so more braking pressure than the car will ever see in normal use

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    Hi D.C.-Had a feeling that you may be first to respond-Thanks so why dose the book & 'Young Dave' say to make it airborne? Appears that the only way to bleed it cleanly is to jack up the rear hub so you can access the bleed screw.
    Thanks Heaps,
    Pekay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekay49 View Post
    Hi D.C.-Had a feeling that you may be first to respond-Thanks so why dose the book & 'Young Dave' say to make it airborne? Appears that the only way to bleed it cleanly is to jack up the rear hub so you can access the bleed screw.
    Thanks Heaps,
    Pekay.
    Correct - you need to have resistance under the hub you are bleeding by putting a jack under the swing arm.
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    Thanks Guys-Goingtogiveitago soon!!!
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    Will let you know the outcome.

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