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I know this is a dumb question but can anyone tell me how to bleed the front brake calipers on a big bear. Also, I am putting a new piston into one of the calipers, so should that be done before or after bleeding? Thanks in advance.
 

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Put piston and seals in, install the caliper, then bleed, You will probably need to bleed both sides. Get someone to help you it will make it much easier.
 
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When your bleeding the brakes, make sure to push the pistons all the way in the caliper, then hold them.in using a c-clamp.
 
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When your bleeding the brakes, make sure to push the pistons all the way in the caliper, then hold them.in using a c-clamp.
So I hold the pistons in while i am bleeding it? And is there a tool or something I need to buy to bleed them. It is the first time I have ever done it. Thanks
 

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Yes you have that correct. Push the piston all the way in. This is best done using brake pad up against the piston and hold using a c-clamp.

There is no special tools required. Get another person to help you though. Pump the brake handle 3 or 4 times, then hold. Open the bleed screw for a couple seconds, then close the bleed screw. Do Not even let go of the brake handle with the bleed screw open. Once bleed screw is closed, pump handle again 3/4 times then hold and open bleeder again.
Repeat this procedure until nothing but fluid comes out of bleed screw.

Remember to top up the brake fluid reservoir ever 2 or 3 times you bleed.

If you need more information, watch a video of it. YouTube has has videos showing how to do it.
 
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