Can I Only Bleed The Rear Brakes?

Asked by Sep 13, 2016 at 09:00 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Country 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The other week my driver side rear brake line went out and I replaced the
line. I did a small bleed through the line because I did not want the bleeder
valve to snap off because it is so rusty. The brakes are still very spongy and
I think I have air in the line. In about 2-3 weeks I am going to replace both
rear wheel cylinders and bleed the brakes properly. My question is, I haven't
checked the front bleeder valves and I am just thinking they are rusty as
hell. I want to just replace the 2 wheel cylinders and then just bleed the back
2 brakes. Do I have to bleed the front brakes with them or not? I know it is
better to bleed all brakes, but currently do not have too much time, or
money to possibly replace the front calipers if the bleeder valves are pretty
rusty.

2 Answers

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Yes, you can bleed the rear only, the master cylinder is split in 2 section, front and rear. Good luck!

Ok thanks, just wanted to make sure.

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