brake bleeder

A valve attached to each wheel brake. This valve can be opened and closed to allow air to be removed or bled from the brake lines.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • bleeding the brakes — This refers to the removal of air from the hydraulic system, bleeder screws are loosened at each wheel cylinder, (one at a time) and brake fluid is forced from the master cylinder through the lines until all air is expelled …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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