Honda Cars 2007-2008

Bleeding the Brake System

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Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

Honda Civic 2007-2008

Honda S2000 2007-2008


NOTE
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.


NOTE
Do not mix different brands of brake fluid; they may not be compatible.


NOTE
Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter is allowed to contaminate the brake fluid.


WARNING
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.


NOTE
The reservoir on the master cylinder must be at the MAX (upper) level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each brake caliper. Add fluid as required.

  1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX (upper) level line.
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  3. Attach a length of clear drain tube to the bleed screw.
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  5. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, and then apply steady pressure.
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  7. Starting at the left-front, loosen the brake bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.
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  9. Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the sequence shown following until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.
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  11. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.

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    Fig. Proper brake bleeding sequence

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Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008


WARNING
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.
  2.  
  3. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.
  4.  
  5. Start the bleeding at the driver's side of the front brake system.
  6.  
  7. Bleed the calipers or the wheel cylinders in the following sequence:

    Left front
     
    Right front
     
    Right rear
     
    Left rear
     

  8.  
  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.
  10.  
  11. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.
  12.  
  13. Repeat the procedure for each brake circuit until no air bubbles are in the fluid.
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