Nissan Car Altima & Sentra 1999-06

Bleeding the Brake System

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CAUTION
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately. All hoses must be free from excessive bending, twisting and pulling.


CAUTION
Pay attention to the following:



Carefully monitor brake fluid level at master cylinder during bleeding operation.
 
If master cylinder is suspected to have air inside, bleed air from master cylinder first.
 
Fill reservoir with new brake fluid DOT 3. Make sure it is full at all times while bleeding air out of system.
 
Place a container under master cylinder to avoid spillage of brake fluid.
 
For models with ABS, turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect ABS actuator connector or battery cable.
 

  1. Bleed the air from the brake system in the following order:

    Right rear brake, left front brake, left rear brake, light front brake
     

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  3. Connect a transparent vinyl tube to air bleeder valve.
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  5. Fully depress brake pedal several times.
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  7. With brake pedal depressed, open air bleeder valve to release air.
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  9. Close air bleeder valve.
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  11. Release brake pedal slowly.
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  13. Repeat steps 2 through 5 until clear brake fluid comes out of air bleeder valve.
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  15. Tighten air bleeder valve to 61-78 inch lbs (7-9 Nm).
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