do brake bleeder repair kits work?

Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 09:44 AM about the 1994 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a ford f250 1994 vintage and the bleeder screws for the front calipers are broken off. I can buy repair kits that are supposed to work by drilling out the hole, tapping new threads and installing a fitting that houses a new bleeder screw. Has anyone ever done this successfully?

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if you can't unscrew the old broken Zerks, (they might be corroded in there) then the only alternative is to try re-threading the holes- myself, I would just buy new calipers because it would take less time and the truck probably needs them anyway-

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I would not re-thread the holes but try and back the bleeders out using an easy-out. Soak the threads with penetrating oil over night first. If that does not work then get new calipers. If you drill and re- thread the holes you probably will not get a good seal and they will leak.

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