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Craftsman  Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit one man Brake Bleeding, Vacuum/Pressure Pump over 100 other Tests

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Diagnostic Tool Type: Specialty
Item Weight (lbs.): 4.2
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General Warranty: 1 year

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Everything for performing vacuum/pressure related engine diagnostics, tune-ups, fluid transfer, evacuation and one person brake bleeding. Includes a precision vacuum/pressure hand pump and diaphragm style compound vacuum/ pressure gauge. The 12 oz reservoir has a rigid lid that quick-connects directly to pump. Includes adapters, tapered manifold and vacuum cap plugs, connecting tubes, master cylinder refill kit, case and more. Wt. 4.2 lbs.

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Added on September 25, 2009

 

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10 Reviewers (77.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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robindragoo
Sep 4 , 2012
Great Set for True Professionals!!

This set has it ALL!! This tool is able to check vacuum and bleed brakes.. I like the case it is high impact plastic and has a space to hold all the pieces for this kit.


I am able to check engine vacuum, PCV valves and fuel regulators,as well as EGR valves on vehicles that require it. I like the attachments to automatically fill the brake fluid resevoir while I am bleeding the brakes on any vehicle.

The Instructions are very clear and informative, explaining theories and how to check certain components on the vehicles as well as how to bleed brakes by yourself!!

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BreakAllFixMost
Feb 18 , 2011
Not convinced this bleeder is a true ''professional"

I can't imagine any true professional mechanic wanting to deal with a hand pumped vacuum bleeder. Who designed this thing; some 4th grader who liked all the multi-colored caps that come with this kit, or some designer who's never been in a real garage before? Let me say that the PUMP itself, i.e., the ''real'' tool part of this entire kit, seems to be legit. i checked it several times by putting a glove on the end to ensure it was actually trying to suck/create a vacuum and it was pulling all the way to 30hg.. but the rest of the kit just straight up sucks. well, i wish it sucked! ha. first, you would need to get your own hose to make this thing work as it should in real world conditions. The instructions guide you to cut a piece of the supplied hose to 3.5" and put it between the collection container and the pump itself. Has anyone who designed this been near a brake system on a car? Did they think there exists some magic bench in every wheel well that just holds this container securely so this system will work?! I rhetorically ask this because one fitting on the reservoir lid is a normal hose-barb type fitting that a hose will fairly securely fit over, but the other fitting on the lid is a c-clip-like fitting that i've only seen on fuel-line fittings that have a special hose fitting on the outside of the line so it is securely held by said c-clip.. but it just crimps the hose a little.. it doesn't appear to make an effective seal, unless you hold it the entire time in just the right spot. the pump end is also just a 'slip fit' for the hose, there are no clamps/barbs etc to securely hold the hose on the pump. This would help alot since you need four hands to hold all the crap on this thing securely; there's this fitting, the other end of that hose that goes to the jar lid fitting, the other lid fitting and/or holding the lid on the res jar to make sure it stays sealed, and the only one that would be ''allowably'' questionable since you can't hose clamp it; the bleeder screw on the caliper itself. The lid for the res has like a 1/4" turn to it on locking numbs that never fully feel secure so maybe the leak is in that. A friend of mine has a similiar one of these kits from Sears and he recommends some kind of goop, i guess like vaseline, to help seal the lid. All of it makes some sense except the #$$king slip-in fitting on the reservoir lid. I spent over three hours attempting to bleed my brake system and never felt satisfied that it's happened. On the front lines for over half an hour it was pulling bubbles through the hose like it had an aquarium air pump inside my caliper.. And this was on the line thats closest to the master cylinder.. and the fluid in that hardly moved at all the whole time on the front lines.. so maybe this thing is good for two wheels but not all four?!? I have no idea.. I'm the most mechanic like person i know, other than real mechanics. I've rebuilt engines, replaced pressed in ball joints, suspensions, etc etc so if I can't figure this thing out, I'm going with there's something wrong with IT, not me... BUT anything is possible. My buddy who has a similiar bleeder from Sears says it sounds like somethings wrong because he said his usually takes at most 10 pumps per wheel and its good. He and I have been rebuilding cars for almost 20 years now; he's an automotive engineer by career, so I know he knows what he's talkin about. I have loved the Craftsman line since i was a kid, but now i'm starting to lean towards only mechanics tools that don't have any moving parts. I am planning on returning this kit, and buying a MityVac bleeder that runs off an air compressor..This is supposed to be a good kit; I tend to have bad luck, so I wish you good luck if you purchase this.

 

sc2919

Petersburg, VA

Jun 2 , 2014
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Leaks down

Cannot get an accurate assessment due to tool leaking down and you cannot stop it from leaking down.


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kressler

Costa Mesa, CA

Feb 27 , 2014
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vacuum bleeders do not work on ABS brakes

this tool attaches to the brake caliper bleed valve and creates a vacuum to suck the brake fluid out of the system - if you have ABS brakes, it will not work (but a pressure bleeder which attaches to the fluid reservoir works perfectly) - also this tool creates bubbles in the fluid exiting the caliper because air gets sucked into the fluid around the threads of the bleed valve - thus, the tool is completely useless because you cannot tell if the bubbles you see are coming from your car's breaking system or from the tool - the whole point of a brake fluid flush is to make sure there is no air in the system and with this tool you cannot


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86TA355SR

Avon, IN

Oct 26 , 2013
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Worked Great

Bought this because I am tired of asking someone to help me bleed brakes. Overall, very happy with it, worked great and made quick work of bleeding my brakes by myself. Then I realized you could do a lot of other things, like check vacum, siphon pump, etc... Instructions could be improved upon. It has a nice quality 'feel' to it and fittings/adapters for about any combination you would need.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kobi777

Meriden, CT

Apr 23 , 2013
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Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit

it is a great tool because it can pull vacuum or produce pressure. it is ideal for troubleshooting emission troubles and of course bleeding brakes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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eddie8413

Pewaukee, WI

Oct 4 , 2012
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Quality and a Positive use experience

This is by far a well crafted brake bleeder and test kit. Just holding it you can feel the quality. All went well while using it and I am having a positive purchase experience

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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robindragoo

Mesa, AZ

Sep 4 , 2012
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Great Set for True Professionals!!

This set has it ALL!! This tool is able to check vacuum and bleed brakes.. I like the case it is high impact plastic and has a space to hold all the pieces for this kit.


I am able to check engine vacuum, PCV valves and fuel regulators,as well as EGR valves on vehicles that require it. I like the attachments to automatically fill the brake fluid resevoir while I am bleeding the brakes on any vehicle.

The Instructions are very clear and informative, explaining theories and how to check certain components on the vehicles as well as how to bleed brakes by yourself!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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trkguy444

Highland, NY

Aug 3 , 2012
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Great

Nothing says you know what you're doing than when you get done with a brake job and pull one of these out of your tool box.  Finish the job in an easy and definate fashion with the tool to do it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lar4lar

Tampa, Florida

Mar 29 , 2012
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brake job

this kit has all the nessary tool to do the job right.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DIYMaryland

Frederick, MD

Mar 11 , 2012
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Craftsman Professional Brake Bleeder & Automotive Test Kit

I purchased this Craftsman Professional brake bleeder and vacuum/pressure kit. This is a good unit for the DIYer who like to do their own automotive repairs. This unit works as advertised to bleed the brakes. Like any other tool you need to set it up for the application it is being used for at that time. This tool has been used to do at least six different brake jobs since I purchased the tool. I found that getting brass adapters help to make a better seal. This is a good tool at a reasonable price. This is a nice tool for the DIYer and a great addition to any toolbox.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brickie74

darien, Illinois

Mar 6 , 2012
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Vacuum set

Great set has pretty much everything you need to do most brake/vacuum apps.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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