Toyota Sienna 2000-06

Bleeding the Brake System


Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only clean DOT 3 Brake Fluid from an unopened container.

Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter is allowed to contaminate the brake fluid.

Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle, it may damage the paint; if brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.

  1. The reservoir on the master cylinder must be at the MAX level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each brake caliper. Add fluid as required.
  3. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX level line.
  5. Slide a piece of clear plastic hose over the first bleed screw, and submerge the other end in a container of new brake fluid.
  7. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.
  9. Starting at the left-front, loosen the brake bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely. Bleed the right rear, right front and left rear using the same procedure.
  11. Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.
  13. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX level line.

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    Fig. Bleeding the brake system-Sienna