2007 Jeep Compass

Vacuum Bleeding

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Specific to:

Jeep Compass 2007-2009

Jeep Patriot 2007-2009

Vacuum bleeding can be carried out by one person. Since a good vacuum bleeder will normally move more fluid than a brake pedal stroke, this procedure is preferred. These tools are inexpensive and readily available at auto parts outlets. Bleeding should be performed in this order:



Left rear wheel
 
Right front wheel
 
Right rear wheel
 
Left front wheel
 

  1. Follow the preparatory steps, above.
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  3. Attach the vacuum bleeder according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
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  5. Pump up the unit until maximum vacuum is reached. Loosen the bleeder screw slightly until bubbles and fluid issue forth. Close the screw before the vacuum is equalized.
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  7. Repeat the procedure until fluid without bubbles issues from the bleeder screw.
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  9. Keep a close check on master cylinder fluid level during this procedure as vacuum bleeders move considerable amounts of fluid.

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    Fig. There are tools, such as this Mighty-Vac, available to assist in vacuum bleeding of the brake system

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