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Old 02-20-2012
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need help with my death trap

Friday on my way to school I came very close to rearending a school bus, I was planning on replacing my brake pads this weekend but after i had the scare i left the truck at school(didnt need any trouble i had state this weekend), ive got air in my brake lines and the trucks not moving till they are bled and the pads are replaced. now i havent worked on the brakes since ive had the truck and with the truck being at school i wont have a full toolbox to work with. what tools will i need for this job?

ive already got a jack and stands in the truck and i obviously need to get pads and brake fluid.

what size wrenches/ sockets?
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this is a repost wasnt sure where to put it and i really need to fix this today, if its in the wrong spot can a moderator please delete it and point me in the right direction, thanks
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my 2cents just bleed the breaks in the parking lot (grab a buddy) with them bled you should be able to drive it home to the tools (just take her easy) not sure what size wrench it is i just grab things. i just think that doing a swap in the parking lot would be a pain in the you know what
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yea i just need to know what size to take so i can bleed it
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Bleeders should be either 5/16 or 3/8.
Use a box end or socket , never an open end wrench.
Suggest a wrench so you can see while you're turning it if it starts to strip the corners off.
Use a small piece of wire to clean the hole of the bleeder out , then spray inside and out with PB Blaster. Let sit a few minutes then try to turn.
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Are you sure you have air in the lines? Air usually doesn't just go into the lines unless you put it there, or run out of brake fluid.
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