LS 2006

Pressure Bleeding


Use of any other than approved DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative.

Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.

Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water.

Do not allow the brake master cylinder reservoir to run dry during the bleeding operation. Keep the brake master cylinder reservoir filled with the specified brake fluid. Never reuse the brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system.

Master cylinder pressure bleeder adapter tools are available from various manufacturers of pressure bleeding equipment. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer when installing the adapter.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Install the bleeder adapter to the brake master cylinder reservoir, and attach the bleeder tank hose to the fitting on the adapter.
    Bleed the longest line first. Make sure the bleeder tank contains enough specified brake fluid to complete the bleeding operation.

  5. Place a box end wrench on the right rear bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the right rear bleeder screw, and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
  7. Open the valve on the bleeder tank.
  9. Loosen the right rear bleeder screw. Leave open until clear, bubble-free brake fluid flows, then tighten the right rear bleeder screw and remove the rubber hose.
  11. Continue bleeding the rear of the system, going in order from the left rear bleeder screw to the right front disc brake caliper bleeder screw ending with the left front disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
  13. Close the bleeder tank valve. Remove the tank hose from the adapter, and remove the adapter.