For those who are fortunate enough to own or have access to a pressure bleeding tool, this procedure may be used to quickly and efficiently remove air from the brake system. This procedure may be used as a guide, but be careful to follow the tool manufacturer's directions closely. Any pressure bleeding tool MUST be of the diaphragm-type. A proper pressure bleeder tool will utilize a rubber diaphragm between the air source and brake fluid in order to prevent air, moisture oil and other contaminants from entering the system.
- Install Pressure Bleeder Adapter Cap J 35589 or equivalent, to the master cylinder.
- Charge Diaphragm Type Brake Bleeder J 29532 or equivalent, to 20-25 psi (140-172 kPa).
- Connect the line to the pressure bleeder adapter cap, then open the line valve.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
If it is necessary to bleed all of the calipers/cylinders, the following sequence should be used:
- Place a proper size box end wrench (or tool J 21472) over the caliper/cylinder bleeder valve.
- Attach a clear tube over the bleeder screw, then submerge the other end of the tube in a clear container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
- Open the bleeder screw at least 3 / 4 of a turn and allow flow to continue until no air is seen in the fluid.
- Close the bleeder screw. Tighten the rear bleeder screws to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm) and the front bleeder screws to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
- Repeat Steps 6-9 until all of the calipers and/or cylinders have been bled.
- Carefully lower the vehicle.
- Check the brake pedal for -sponginess''. If the condition is found, the entire bleeding procedure must be repeated.
- Remove tools J 35589 and J 29532.
- Refill the master cylinder to the proper level with brake fluid.
- DO NOT attempt to move the vehicle unless a firm brake pedal is obtained.