ISUZU Amigo/Pick-ups/Rodeo/Trooper 1981-1996

Brake System Bleeding

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Fig. Fig. 1: Bleeding a front brake caliper



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Fig. Fig. 2: Bleeding a rear brake caliper


WARNING
Clean, high quality brake fluid is essential to the safe and proper operation of the brake system. You should always buy the highest quality brake fluid that is available. If the brake fluid becomes contaminated, drain and flush the system, then refill the master cylinder with new fluid. Never reuse any brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded.

  1. Set the parking brake and start the engine.
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The vacuum booster will be damaged if the bleeding operation is performed with the engine OFF.

  1. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap and fill the reservoir with brake fluid. Keep the reservoir at least half full during the bleeding operation.
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  3. If the master cylinder is replaced or overhauled, first bleed the air from the master cylinder and then from each caliper or wheel cylinder. Bleed the master cylinder as follows:
    1. Disconnect the left front wheel brake line from the master cylinder.
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    3. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal slowly once and hold it depressed.
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    5. Seal the delivery port of the master cylinder where the line was disconnected with a finger, then release the brake pedal slowly.
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    7. Release the finger from the delivery port when the brake pedal returns completely.
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    9. Reconnect the brake line to the master cylinder.
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    11. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal slowly once and hold it depressed.
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    13. Loosen the left front wheel brake line at the master cylinder.
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    15. Retighten the brake line, then release the brake pedal slowly.
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    17. Repeat Steps g-i, until no air comes out from the port when the brake line is loosened.
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    19. Bleed the air from the right front wheel brake line connection by repeating Steps a-I, but this time disconnect/loosen the right front wheel brake line.
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  5. Bleed the air from each wheel in the following order: left front caliper, right rear caliper or wheel cylinder, right front caliper, left rear caliper or wheel cylinder. Bleed the air as follows:
    1. Place the proper size flare or box-end wrench over the bleeder screw.
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    3. Cover the bleeder screw with a transparent tube and submerge the free end of the tube in a transparent container containing brake fluid.
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    5. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal 3 times, then hold it depressed.
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    7. Remove the air along with the brake fluid by loosening the bleeder screw.
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    9. Retighten the bleeder screw, then release the brake pedal slowly.
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    11. Repeat Steps c-e until the air is completely removed. It may be necessary to repeat the bleeding procedure 10 or more times for front wheels and 15 or more times for rear wheels.
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    13. After the bleeding operation is completed on each individual wheel, check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir and replenish up to the MAX level, if necessary.
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    15. Go to the next wheel in sequence after each wheel is bled.
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  7. Depress the brake pedal to check if sponginess is felt after the air has been removed from all wheel cylinders and calipers. If the pedal feels spongy, the entire bleeding procedure must be repeated.
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  9. Install the master cylinder reservoir cap.
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