Camry 2008-2009

Bleeding the ABS System

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Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2009-2010

See the Brake Bleeding Procedures.

Actuator Assembly



Non-hybrid

NOTE
After bleeding the air from the brake system, if the height or feel of the brake pedal cannot be obtained, perform air bleeding in the brake actuator assembly with a hand-held tester by following the procedures below.

  1. Depress the brake pedal more than 20 times with the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Connect the hand-held tester to the DLC3, then turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do NOT start the engine.
  4.  
  5. Select -AIR BLEEDING- on the hand-held tester.
    NOTE
    Refer to the hand-held tester operator-s manual for more details.

  6.  
  7. Bleed the air out of the regular brake line when -Step 1: Increase- appears on the hand-held tester display, as follows:
    NOTE
    Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the hand-held tester. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

    1. Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
    2.  
    3. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug connected to the vinyl tube with the pedal depressed.
    4.  
    5. When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug and release the brake pedal.
    6.  
    7. Repeat the previous 2 steps until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the bleeder plug completely to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Repeat the above procedures for each wheel to bleed the air out of the brake line.
    12.  

  8.  
  9. Bleed the air out of the suction line when -Step 2: Inhalation- appears on the hand-held tester display, as follows:
    NOTE
    Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the hand-held tester. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

    1. Connect the vinyl tube to the bleeder plug at the right front wheel or the right rear wheel and loosen the bleeder plug.
    2.  
    3. Operate the brake actuator assembly to perform air bleeding from the suction line using the hand-held tester.
      NOTE
      This operation stops automatically after 4 seconds. At this time, be sure to release the brake pedal.

    4.  
    5. Check if the operation has stopped by referring to the hand-held tester display and tighten the bleeder plug.
    6.  
    7. Repeat the previous 2 steps until all air in the fluid is completely bled out.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the bleeder plug completely to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Repeat the above procedures to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.
    12.  

  10.  
  11. Bleed the air out of the pressure reduction line when -Step 3: Decrease- appears on the hand-held tester display, as follows:
    NOTE
    Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the hand-held tester. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

    1. Connect a vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the bleeder plug.
    4.  
    5. Using the hand-held tester, operate the brake actuator assembly, completely depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.
      NOTE
      The operation stops automatically after 4 seconds. When performing this procedure continuously, set an interval of at least 20 seconds. When the operation is complete, the brake pedal goes down slightly. This is a normal phenomenon caused when the solenoid opens. During this procedure, the pedal will feel heavy, but completely depress it so that the brake fluid comes out from the bleeder plug. Be sure to keep depressing the brake pedal. Do not depress and release the pedal repeatedly.

    6.  
    7. Tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
    8.  
    9. Repeat the previous 2 steps until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
    10.  
    11. Tighten the bleeder plug completely to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
    12.  
    13. Repeat the above procedures for each wheel to bleed the air out of the brake line.
    14.  

  12.  
  13. Bleed the air out of the brake line again when -Step 4: Increase- appears on the hand-held tester display, as follows:
    NOTE
    Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the hand-held tester. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

    1. Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
    2.  
    3. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug connected to the vinyl tube with the pedal depressed.
    4.  

  14.  
  15. When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
    1. Repeat the previous 2 steps until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the bleeder plug completely to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Repeat the above procedures for each wheel to bleed the air out of the brake line.
    6.  
    7. Finish "AIR BLEEDING" on the hand-held tester and turn the hand-held tester off.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the hand-held tester from the DLC3 from the DLC3.
    10.  
    11. Turn the ignition switch off.
    12.  
    13. Inspect for fluid leak.
    14.  

  16.  
  17. Check the fluid level and add fluid if necessary. Use SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT3 Brake fluid.
  18.  

Hybrid




NOTE
After performing the usual air bleeding in the brake system, if the height or feel of the brake pedal cannot be obtained, perform air bleeding in the brake actuator assembly with a hand held tester by following procedures below. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Depress the brake pedal more than 20 times with the engine off.
  4.  
  5. Connect the hand held tester to the DLC3, then turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  6.  
  7. Do not start the engine.
  8.  
  9. Select -AIR BLEEDING- on the hand held tester. Please refer to the Hand Held Tester Operator-s Manual for further details.
  10.  
  11. Bleed the air out of the regular brake line in -Step1: Increase- on the hand held tester display. Perform the air bleeding by following the steps displayed on the hand held tester. Make sure that the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.
  12.  
  13. Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
  14.  
  15. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug of one of the above wheels with the pedal depressed.
  16.  
  17. When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
  18.  
  19. Repeat (2) and (3) until all air in the fluid is completely bled out.
  20.  
  21. Tighten the bleeder plug to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Repeat the above procedure to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.
  24.  
  25. Bleed the air out of the suction line in -Step2: Inhalation- on the hand held tester display.
  26.  
  27. Connect the vinyl tube to the bleeder plug at the right front wheel or the right rear wheel and loosen the bleeder plug.
  28.  
  29. Operate the brake actuator assembly using the hand held tester to bleed the air.
    NOTE
    The operation stops automatically in 4 seconds. At this time, be sure to release the brake pedal.

  30.  
  31. Check that the operation has stopped, by referring to the hand held tester display.
  32.  
  33. Repeat (2) and (3) until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
  34.  
  35. Tighten the bleeder plug.
  36.  
  37. For the rest of the wheels, bleed the air in the same way as stated in the above procedure.
  38.  
  39. Bleed the air out of the pressure reduction line in -Step3: Decrease- on the hand held tester display.
  40.  
  41. Connect a vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
  42.  
  43. Loosen the bleeder plug.
  44.  
  45. Using the hand held tester, operate the brake actuator assembly using hand held tester, completely depress the brake pedal and keep it.
    NOTE
    The operation stops automatically in 4 seconds. When performing this procedure continuously, an interval of at least 20 seconds is required. When the operation is completed, the brake pedal slightly goes down. This is a normal phenomenon caused when the solenoid opens. During this procedure, the pedal seems heavy, but completely depress it so that the brake fluid comes out from the bleeder plug. Be sure to keep depressing the brake pedal. Never depress and release the pedal repeatedly.

  46.  
  47. Tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
  48.  
  49. Repeat 3 previous steps until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
  50.  
  51. Tighten the bleeder plug.
  52.  
  53. Repeat the above procedure to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.
  54.  
  55. Bleed the air out of the regular brake line again in -Step4: Increase- on the hand-held tester display.
  56.  
  57. Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plug.
  58.  
  59. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug of one of the above wheels with the pedal depressed.
  60.  
  61. When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
  62.  
  63. Repeat the previous 2 steps until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
  64.  
  65. Tighten the bleeder plug.
  66.  
  67. Repeat the above procedure to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.
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