7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder
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AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder

Part No. AC558 Warranty Details  
Designed for bleeding hydraulic systems, including wheels and cylinders

Product Features:
  • Equipped with a strong magnet to hold collection bottle firmly in place
  • Eliminates brake fluid spills
  • Master cylinder. 3 Brake bleeder fitting adapters. 3 Hoses
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Diameter:36.5 mm
Length:485 mm
Seat Type:Universal

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AutoCraft7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder
 
3.2

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (10)
  • Weak magnet (4)

Best Uses

  • Small cars (7)
  • Large cars (5)
  • Trucks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (9), Mechanic (6), Casual driver (4), Truck enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inexpensive and Useful

Great little tool. All I had to do was crack the valve and it practically bled itself. Only problem was the hose was a little small and was difficult to fit onto bleeder...Read complete review

Great little tool. All I had to do was crack the valve and it practically bled itself. Only problem was the hose was a little small and was difficult to fit onto bleeder valve. I would recommend getting larger tubing and an adapter.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money

First, the plastic bottle is tiny and not very useful. Worthless if you want to flush the brake lines. Second, the magnet is almost too weak to hold the empty bottle. What...Read complete review

First, the plastic bottle is tiny and not very useful. Worthless if you want to flush the brake lines. Second, the magnet is almost too weak to hold the empty bottle. What happens when the bottle fills with fluid and the weight of the bottle increases four times? The hose included with the bottle will not fit a bleeder valve. The adaptors they include will also not positively attach to the bleeder valve. They call this a "One Man Bleeder" because you'll need one man to hold this collection bottle onto the bleeder valve (and another man or two to perform the bleed). Unfortunately, I opened the package to check it out so I can't return it. Ended up making my own collection bottle from a two foot piece of clear fuel line and an empty Ragu spaghetti sauce bottle found in my trash can.

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4.0

Surprisingly easy to use

By 

from Bartow,GA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Magnet is great idea & worked well.

Cons

  • Need different tube sizes. Had to "adapt" one.

Best Uses

    Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

    Had to bleed a damper & slave cylinder with no help. Tubing would not fit bleeder valves so had to adapt a bit, but once that was taken care of, only took about 15 minutes to complete job. Cleaned up nicely & ready to use again if ever needed.

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    5.0

    Very easy to use! Works great!

    By 

    from NJ

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    Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

    Very easy to use by myself. Magnet makes it easy to attach to vehicle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Useless

    By 

    from Asheville, NC

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

    The bottle is too small. Way too small for a brake job! The hoses are 1/8", not 3/8". Maybe it'll work on tiny vehicles, but don't even try this on a Honda.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Good product, good price

    By 

    from Windsor, CT

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    Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

    None

     
    5.0

    Brake Bleeder

    By 

    from Cleveland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Worked as advertised.

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

        Used a soda bottle and tube before. This works much better. Not as messy.

         
        5.0

        Works perfect

        By 

        from Tallulah, la

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Directions
        • Ease Of Use
        • Multiple Vehicle Applicat

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

          Don't know why some folks had problems with this! Magnet is strong enough to hold it up even full of fluid. This was my first time to bleed breaks. It was easy!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Too small to be useful, easy to make for free

          By 

          from 45680

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • It works, kinda

          Cons

          • Too small, weak magnet

          Best Uses

            Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

            Just use a pop bottle with a little brake fluid and a line going into it. It'll do the same thing and not need to be emptied.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Does exactly what it says. Worked great!

            By 

            from Pittsburgh, PA

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

            Used this product several times. Makes it easy when you don't halve an assistant to pump the brakes for you while you open the bleeder valve to remove air. Using this tool avoids the mess of brake fluid going everywhere. The only thing that would make this product better is a slightly bigger bottle to collect the old fluid and few more larger size hoses to slip onto the bleeder valves.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I got it done and it worked, but the tip of one broke. :(

            By 

            from North Ridegeville, OH

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bleeding Brakes

                Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

                The product is cheap. It did work. However, the plastic tip that goes into the bleeder value broke the first time I used it. Thankfully there was two in the kit.

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                • No
                 
                2.0

                Less than I expected

                By 

                from Massachusetts

                Pros

                • Small - Easy To Store

                Cons

                • Lacks A Check Valve
                • Not Worth The Price

                Best Uses

                • Motorcycles
                • Small Vehicles

                Comments about AutoCraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder:

                I bought this to help me bleed the brakes on my truck. The collection bottle is tiny and the tubing was far too small for my bleeder valves. It also lacks a check valve of any sort, so ideally it should be pre-loaded with some brake fluid in order to block air from entering your system when first opening your bleed fitting. I needed far more bottle capacity so I made my own bleed system from an empty pancake syrup container and 3' of aquarium air tubing. I should have done this first instead of wasting enough money to buy lunch on what looks like a child's toy. Unfortunately I ripped open the package to check it out and cannot return it.

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                • No

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                • Q:

                  can you bleed a clutch master cylinder with this bleeder on a 99 ranger?
                  Asked on 7/21/2016 by joe from United States

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I'm glad to assist, Joe! This 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder - Part No. AC558 is universal. It contains a fluid collection bottle, a set of hoses and special tapered fittings. It is for use on calipers, wheel cylinders and master cylinders of all hydraulic systems. A strong magnet will firmly hold the bleeder bottle to the body of the vehicle or to any ferrous metal surface.

                    Answered on 7/21/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                • Q:

                  How much is this 7 piece one man brake bleeder by Autocraft?
                  Asked on 4/3/2013 by Inspector gadget from berwyn, il. 60402

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Please note that price of the items can vary from zone to zone as our prices are zonal based. Once you enter your Zip Code into the Advance Auto Part’s website you will see the accurate price for Autocraft 7 pc One-Man Brake Bleeder, Part No. AC558/W80625. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                    Answered on 4/4/2013 by Aaron from AAP
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