Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Bleeding the ABS System

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ABS system bleeding requires conventional bleeding methods plus use of the DRB scan tool. The procedure involves performing a base brake bleeding, followed by use of the scan tool to cycle and bleed the HCU pump and solenoids. A second base brake bleeding procedure is then required to remove any air remaining in the system.

  1. Perform base brake bleeding. Refer to the appropriate section.
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  3. Connect the scan tool to the data link connector beneath the dashboard.
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  5. Select "Antilock Brakes" followed by "Miscellaneous", then "Bleed Brakes". Follow the instructions displayed until the unit displays "Test Complete", then disconnect the scan tool and proceed.
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  7. Perform a base brake bleeding a second time.
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  9. Top up the master cylinder.
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ABS system bleeding requires conventional bleeding methods plus use of the DRB scan tool. The procedure involves performing a base brake bleeding, followed by use of the scan tool to cycle and bleed the HCU pump and solenoids. A second base brake bleeding procedure is then required to remove any air remaining in the system.

  1. Perform base brake bleeding, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  3. Connect scan tool to the Data Link Connector.
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  5. Select ANTILOCK BRAKES, followed by MISCELLANEOUS, then ABS BRAKES. Follow the instructions displayed. When scan tool displays TEST COMPLETE, disconnect scan tool and proceed.
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  7. Perform base brake bleeding a second time.
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  9. Top off master cylinder fluid level and verify proper brake operation before moving vehicle.
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