Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Calipers & Wheel Cylinders

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Start the brake system bleeding procedure on the wheel cylinder that is the furthest away from the master cylinder. To bleed the brakes you will need a supply of brake fluid, a long piece of clear vinyl tubing and a small container that is half full of brake fluid.



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Fig. Remove the rubber plug from the bleeder screw

  1. Clean all the dirt and grease from the caliper or wheel cylinder bleeder plug and remove the protective cap. Connect one end of a clear vinyl tube to the fitting.
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  1. Insert the other end of the tube into a jar which is half filled with brake fluid.
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Fig. Attach a hose to the bleeder screw and a see-thru container

  1. Have an assistant slowly depress the brake pedal while you open the bleeder plug 1 / 3 - 1 / 2 of a turn. Fluid should run out of the tube. When the pedal is at its full range of travel, close the bleeder plug.
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  3. Have your assistant slowly pump the brake pedal. Repeat Step 3 until there are no more air bubbles in the fluid.
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  5. Repeat the procedure for each wheel cylinder. Add brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir every few pumps, so that it does NOT completely drain during bleeding.
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Fig. Remove the bleeder plug rubber cap, then ...



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Fig. ... attach a hose with a clear container to the wheel cylinder bleeder and loosen to drain

 
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