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

2 Answers


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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