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The bleeder screw is on the caliper, looks like a small bolt with a nipple on the top of it. It might be covered in a small black rubber boot, or the boot might be missing. I don't know if I can get any more descriptive than that.
You could bleed the brakes without removing the wheels, but it's a pain in the ass, and you will spill a ton of brake fluid on the rims, which will ruin their finish, as brake fluid is corrosive.
I would never do what 94clit is suggesting, as you will inevitably end up with air in the lines doing it that way.
The proper way to do it is to buy a bleeder kit from an auto parts store. It's usually a small plastic bottle with a hose, a couple of rubber 90 degree elbows, and a cap for the bottle. You put a little fluid in the bottle, attach the hose and elbow to the bleeder screw, loosen the screw, and start pumping away.
The better way to do it is to take a clear, clean coffee canister, put about 1" of clean, fresh fluid in it, attach the elbow and a length of hose to the bleeder screw, and start that way. If you don't keep the hose under the fluid, you'll end up sucking air into the lines, unless you've got someone to continuously pump the brakes while you're running around, trying to fill the reservoir and close the bleeder screws at the same time. This is why 94clit's method is bad.
The progression will be RR, LR, RF, LF, where the driver's side is left.
**edit** Oh yeah, brake fluid goes bad after it's been exposed to air. If you have a bottle of it that been sitting for more than a couple weeks, toss it. Go buy Valvoline SynPower fluid. It'll cost you like $6/quart, and you'll need between 2 and 2.5 quarts, but it's worth it.
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