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Hi - I am a single mom and my 15 yr old son is going to help me bleed my breaks. Silly me, my break fluid ran very low - i filled it up again but the breaks are spongy and only after pumping for a while do they actually start working..... so i am guessing i need to bleed them? We have a big problem - we have never done this before and don't have a "pressure bleeder". Is there a simple way for the two of us to do this? Please help :0) Thanks Chantell

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    I would love to take my car to a mechanic - but I cannot afford it :0( that is why we have to do it ourselves...........

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There are many videos on you tube that shows how this is done.Start from the line that is the furthest away but giving it to a Mechanic would be the wisest thing to do.

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