Saab 2000-06

Bleeding the Brake System

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    Top up each time fluid is drained.

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  3. Open the cap on the brake fluid reservoir and top up with brake fluid.
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  5. Raise the car. Connect the bleeder hose to the air nipple on the front left brake caliper and open the nipple. Drain about 3.38 oz. (100 ml) brake fluid. Use 88 19 096 Bleeding equipment.
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  7. Top up with fluid in the brake fluid reservoir.
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  9. Tighten the nipple, fit the rubber plug, move the brake bleeder to the air nipple on the rear right brake caliper and open the nipple. Drain about 1.7 oz. (50 ml) brake fluid.
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  11. Tighten the nipple, fit the rubber plug, move the brake bleeder to the air nipple on the front right brake caliper and open the nipple. Drain about 3.38 oz. (100 ml) brake fluid.
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  13. Tighten the nipple, fit the rubber plug, move the brake bleeder to the air nipple on the rear left brake caliper and open the nipple. Drain about 1.7 oz. (50 ml) brake fluid.
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  15. Tighten the nipple, fit the rubber plug and lower the car to the floor.
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  17. Check the operation of the brakes. Depress the brake pedal and check that it does not feel spongy or go all the way down to the floor.
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  19. Check the brake fluid level and adjust as necessary.
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