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How do you bleed brakes?

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    How do you bleed brakes?

    How do you bleed brakes?

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    A few different ways to do it...the most straightforward way (starting at the wheel furthest from the ABS module and then working up towards it):

    Master cylinder must be topped off with fluid the entire time, don't forget.

    Have someone get in the car. Pump up & then hold the brake pedal.

    You crack the bleeder, let fluid/air run out. Close bleeder, then he releases brakes.

    Pump up brakes again, hold. You crack bleeder. Fluid/air comes out. Close bleeder, release brakes. Do this over and over again til just fluid comes out, no air.

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    It's actually recommended that you DON'T pump the brakes - just push the pedal down once and hold. Pumping will further aerate the fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
    A few different ways to do it...the most straightforward way (starting at the wheel furthest from the ABS module and then working up towards it):

    Master cylinder must be topped off with fluid the entire time, don't forget.

    Have someone get in the car. Pump up & then hold the brake pedal.

    You crack the bleeder, let fluid/air run out. Close bleeder, then he releases brakes.

    Pump up brakes again, hold. You crack bleeder. Fluid/air comes out. Close bleeder, release brakes. Do this over and over again til just fluid comes out, no air.
    And furthest from the abs means RR, LR, RF, LF

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    And furthest from the abs means RR, LR, RF, LF
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6
    It's actually recommended that you DON'T pump the brakes - just push the pedal down once and hold. Pumping will further aerate the fluid.
    Bingo!

    This isn't 1965 anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1QuikWS6
    Pumping will further aerate the fluid.
    How so?

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