Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Bleeding the ABS System

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NOTE
This procedure is only necessary if you replaced the master cylinder or the BPMV.

  1. First perform the basic manual bleeding procedure.
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  3. If the desired brake pedal height results are not achieved, perform the procedure below.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  7. Inspect the brake system for leaks and for visual damage. Repair or replace as needed.
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  9. Inspect the battery state of charge.
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  11. Connect a scan tool to the DLC.
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  13. Turn the ignition to the ON position with the engine off.
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  15. Using the scan tool, establish communications with the ABS system. Select the Special Functions and AUTOMATED BLEED PROCEDURE.
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  17. Bleed the base brake system.
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  19. Follow the scan tool directions until you have achieved the desired brake pedal height.
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  21. If the bleed procedure is aborted, a malfunction exists. If a DTC is detected, clear the DTC, and perform the base brake bleed procedure again.
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  23. Repeat the Auto Bleed Procedure if proper pedal height is not achieved.
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  25. Disconnect the scan tool.
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  27. Inspect the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid if necessary.
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  29. Road test the vehicle while making sure the brake pedal remains high and firm.
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