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So last year I bought 8 Dorman 12708 Speed bleeders for our two 2008 Camrys, but didn't get round to fitting them until now. Amazon says it fits my car but makes no note of front or rear.Amazon reviewers say they bought 4 and put them on their Camrys and they are fine

I emailed Dorman and they say they are for the front and they don't make them for the rear !

By that time I had put them on front and rear on my V6 and bled them up just fine. Road tested great..checked fluid level and under the car for leaks--all fine

What thinks Toyota folks ?

Attached photo shows old rear on the right... bit rusty so not stainless ?
middle is new dorman 12708
left is old fronts..nice and shiny

The old rears ! looks more like the new dormans than the old fronts which have blunted bottom seatings the old rears are a little more pointed but hardly anything
They are all 7m x 1
Do we have a problem Houston ?
 

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At Rock Auto they list all of the non-speed bleeders as front and back. I'm guessing it's not a technical reason that Dorman says they're only for the front.

I wouldn't sweat it.
Yep...I looked on speedbleeder.com and they show ONE product for front and back...

If their ONE product fits both front and back, then it wouldn't make sense for Dorman's front, to NOT fit the back...

My thinking is that this being a screw in part, any minor incompatibly in the base seating, would show as a tiny mist of fluid at most, rather than a catastrophic failure..

Dorman probably ducked the question coz it hasn't been certified for the rear caliper, rather than it won't work... it's all lawyers ....
7m x1 thread is the main part I reckon ... and the length is right

i will have a peak under the car for a week or two just to ensure no fluid misting, but I am very confident...... the bleeders worked very well and I have a nice high pedal now... Wife is one of those pinky fluffy types who would hate to even pump the brakes, so I have to do all maintenance myself....
 

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The Russell Speed Bleeders I have on my 04 Camry are 7mmX 1.0. That doesn't mean your model Camry uses the same component but Toyota goes for years using the same fittings. At least a place to start. Regards
 

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The Russell Speed Bleeders I have on my 04 Camry are 7mmX 1.0. That doesn't mean your model Camry uses the same component but Toyota goes for years using the same fittings. At least a place to start. Regards
Thanks... looks like russell and speedbleeder.com and dorman, are all 7m x 1, but there might be slight differences in length of the body (which doesn't matter) and the shape of the conical seating at the bottom, which isn't perfect, but seems to work without leaking...
 
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