- Remove the booster vacuum reserve by applying the brakes several times with the ignition OFF .
- Fill the master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid and keep the reservoir at least one-half full of fluid during the bleeding operation.
The master cylinder should be bled before the calipers are bled. If the master cylinder is known or suspected to have air in the bore, bleed as follows:
Disconnect the forward brake pipe connection at the master cylinder.
Bleed the individual calipers after all air is removed from the master cylinder using the following procedure at each caliper in sequence:
NOTEDo not pump the brake pedal rapidly; pumping pushes the master cylinder secondary piston down the bore which causes difficulty bleeding.
Attach a transparent tube over the valve and allow tube to hang submerged in a transparent contained filled with brake fluid.
Bleed brakes in the following sequence:
Bleed the left front caliper.
- Check the brake pedal for sponginess.
- Repeat the entire bleeding procedure if a low brake pedal or pedal sponginess is encountered.
Brake fluid is extremely damaging to paint. If fluid should accidentally touch a painted surface, immediately wipe fluid from paint and clean the painted surface.
If it is determined that air was induced into the system upstream of the ABS modulator prior to servicing, the ABS Automated Bleed Procedure must be performed.