LS400 1990-1997

Bleeding The System

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Specific to:

Lexus LS400 1990-1999

  1. Check fluid level
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  3. Jack up front of vehicle and support it with stands
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  5. Turn steering wheel
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  7. With the engine stopped, turn the wheel slowly from lock to lock several times.
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  9. Lower vehicle
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  11. Start engine
    1. Run the engine at idle for a few minutes.
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  13. Turn steering wheel
    1. With the engine at idling, turn the wheel to left or right full lock position and keep it there for 2-3 seconds, then turn the wheel to the opposite full lock position and keep it there for 2-3 seconds.
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    3. repeat (a) several times.
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  15. Stop engine
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  17. Check for foaming or emulsification
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  19. If the system has to be bled twice specifically because of foaming or emulsification, check for fluid leaks in the system.
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  21. Check fluid level
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