Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Bleeding the Brake System

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NOTE
It is recommended that entire hydraulic system be thoroughly flushed with clean brake fluid whenever new parts are installed in hydraulic system. Periodical change of brake fluid is also recommended.

Be sure to bleed air of brake system according to the following procedure when its fluid hydraulic circuit has been disconnected. Hydraulic lines of brake system consists of two separate lines, one for front wheel brakes and the other for rear wheel brakes. Air bleeding is necessary at right and left front wheel brakes, left rear wheel brake and LSPV (if equipped without ABS), i.e. 4 places (3 places for vehicle with ABS) in all.

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Fig. Bleeding procedure diagram


NOTE
For vehicle equipped with ABS, make sure that ignition switch turns OFF.

  1. Fill master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid and keep at least one-half full of fluid during bleeding operation.
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  3. Remove bleeder plug cap.
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  5. Attach a vinyl tube to bleeder plug of wheel cylinder, and insert the other end into container.
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  7. Depress brake pedal several times, and then while holding it depressed, loosen bleeder plug about one-third to one half turn.
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  9. When fluid pressure in the cylinder is almost depleted, retighten bleeder plug.
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  11. Repeat this operation until there are no more air bubbles in hydraulic line.
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  13. When bubbles stop, depress and hold brake pedal and tighten bleeder plug.
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  15. Then attach bleeder plug cap.
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  17. After completing bleeding operation, apply fluid pressure to pipe line and check for leakage.
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  19. Replenish fluid into reservoir up to specified level.
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  21. Check brake pedal for (sponginess). If found spongy, repeat entire procedure of bleeding.
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