- Remove the reservoir cap and fill the brake reservoir with brake fluid.
- Connect a vinyl tube to the wheel cylinder bleeder screw and insert the other end of the tube in a clear container.
- Slowly depress the brake pedal several times.
- While depressing the brake pedal fully, loosen the bleeder screw until fluid runs out. Then close the bleeder screw and release the brake pedal.
- Repeat these steps until there are no more bubbles in the fluid escaping to the clear container.
- Tighten the bleeder screw to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
- Repeat the above procedure for each wheel.
Bleeding operation is necessary to remove air whenever it entered hydraulic brake system. Hydraulic lines of brake system are based on the diagonal split system. When a brake pipe or hose was disconnected at the wheel, bleeding operation must be performed at both ends of the line of the removed pipe or hose. When any joint part of the master cylinder of other joint part between the master cylinder and each brake (wheel) was removed, the hydraulic brake system must be bled at all 4 wheel brakes.
Fill master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid (DOT 3) and keep at least one-half full of fluid during bleeding operation.
Remove bleeder plug cap. Attach a vinyl tube (1) to bleeder plug, and insert the other end into container (2).
- Depress brake pedal several times, and then while holding it depressed, loosen bleeder plug about one-third to one-half turn.
- When fluid pressure in cylinder is almost depleted, retighten bleeder plug.
Repeat this operation until there are no more air bubbles in hydraulic line.
When bubbles stop, depress and hold brake pedal and tighten the front brake caliper bleeder plug to 8.0 ft. lbs. (11 Nm) and the rear wheel cylinder bleeder plug to 6.0 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
- Then attach bleeder plug cap.
- After completing bleeding operation, apply fluid pressure to pipe line and check for leakage.
Replenish fluid into reservoir up to specified level.
- Check brake pedal for sponginess. If found spongy, repeat entire procedure of bleeding.