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Old 03-20-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Brakes on 1999 Alpine

It is time for Brake fluid change/bleed. I know that on the "newer" coaches the rear wheels must come off in order to properly bleed the rear brakes. What I'm wondering, since the "older" coaches have a different set-up on the breaks do the rear wheels have to come off?
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #2
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Hello Jeff, the 99 through 2000 Alpines have floating calipers with only pistons on the inside making it easy to bleed/flush the brake fluid, One bleeder valve on each caliper. :thumbup:

Because of the floating calipers you should also lube the pin sliders on the calipers. :( This can be done without removing the wheels. I know because I have lubed them without removing the wheels.

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