Honda Cars 2007-2008

Bleeding the ABS System


Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

Honda Civic 2007-2008

Honda S2000 2007-2008

The bleeding procedure for the ABS System is the same as the Conventional Bleeding Procedure.

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

Brake fluid replacement and air bleeding procedures are identical to the procedures used on vehicles without ABS.

Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only clean Honda DOT 3 Brake Fluid from an unopened container. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and shorten the life of the system. Do not mix different brands of brake fluid; they may not be compatible. Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter is allowed to contaminate the brake fluid. Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle, it may damage the paint; if brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.

  1. Ensure the reservoir connected to the master cylinder is at the MAX (upper) level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each brake system. Add fluid as required.
  3. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.
  5. Start the bleeding at the driver's side of the front brake system.
  7. Bleed the calipers or the wheel cylinders in the following sequence:

    Left front
    Right front
    Right rear
    Left rear

  9. Attach a length of clear drain tube to the bleed screw, then, loosen the bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.
  11. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.
  13. Repeat the procedure for each brake circuit until no air bubbles are in the fluid.