Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009
Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009
The base brake hydraulic system must be bled anytime air enters the hydraulic system; follow the conventional bleeding procedure. The ABS system should only need to be bled when the Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) is replaced or removed from the vehicle. The ABS must always be bled anytime it is suspected that the HCU has ingested air. Under most circumstances that require the bleeding of the brake hydraulic system, only the base brake hydraulic system needs to be bled.
When bleeding the ABS system, the following bleeding sequence must be followed to insure complete and adequate bleeding:
- Perform base brake bleeding procedure. Refer to Bleeding The Brake System.
- Using the scan tool, select ANTILOCK BRAKES, followed by MISCELLANEOUS, then BLEED BRAKES. Follow the instructions displayed.
- When the scan tool displays TEST COMPLETE, disconnect the scan tool and proceed.
- Perform a base brake bleeding a second time.
Top off the master cylinder fluid level and verify proper brake operation before moving the vehicle.
NOTECheck the brake fluid level in the reservoir periodically to prevent emptying, causing air to enter the hydraulic system.
- Test drive the vehicle to be sure the brakes are operating correctly and that the brake pedal does not feel spongy.