Caliber 2007

Bleeding the Brake System


  1. The following wheel sequence for bleeding the brake hydraulic system should be used to ensure adequate removal of all trapped air from the hydraulic system:

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

  3. Attach a clear plastic hose (1) to the bleeder screw and feed the hose into a clear jar (2) containing enough fresh brake fluid to submerge the end of the hose.
  5. Have a helper pump the brake pedal three or four times and hold it in the down position.
  7. With the pedal in the down position, open the bleeder screw at least one full turn.
  9. Once the brake pedal has dropped, close the bleeder screw. After the bleeder screw is closed, release the brake pedal.
  11. Repeat the above steps until all trapped air is removed from that wheel circuit (usually four or five times).
  13. Bleed the remaining wheel circuits in the same manner until all air is removed from the brake system. Monitor the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir (2) to make sure it does not go dry.
  15. Check and adjust brake fluid level to the FULL mark.
  17. Check the brake pedal travel. If pedal travel is excessive or has not been improved, some air may still be trapped in the system. Re-bleed the brakes as necessary.
  19. Test drive the vehicle to verify the brakes are operating properly and pedal feel is correct.