Vibe 2006-2007

Master Cylinder

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  1. Place a clean shop cloth under the master cylinder in order to absorb brake fluid spills.
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  3. With the ignition switch in the OFF position and the brakes cool, press the brake pedal several times in order to deplete the vacuum assist system reserve.
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  5. Clean the master cylinder.
    NOTE
     Maintain the fluid level above the MIN mark during the bleeding procedure. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid.

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  7. Have an assistant slowly press the brake pedal and maintain pressure on the brake pedal.

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    Fig. Exploded view of brake system components

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  9. Loosen the flare nut for the front brake pipe (3) in order to purge air from the front of the master cylinder.
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  11. Tighten the flare nut. Tighten the flare nut to 11.2 ft. lbs. (15.2 Nm).
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  13. Have the assistant slowly release the brake pedal.
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  15. Wait 15 seconds.
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  17. Repeat this procedure until air is purged from the front of the master cylinder.
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  19. Remove the rear brake pipe (2) from the master cylinder.
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  21. Allow a small amount of brake fluid to drip from the open port of the master cylinder.
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  23. Install the brake pipe to the master cylinder. Tighten the flare nut to 11.2 ft. lbs. (15.2 Nm).
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  25. Have the assistant slowly press the brake pedal and maintain pressure on the brake pedal.
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  27. Loosen the flare nut for the rear brake pipe in order to purge air from the rear of the master cylinder.
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  29. Tighten the flare nut. Tighten the flare nut to 11.2 ft. lbs. (15.2 Nm).
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  31. Have the assistant slowly release the brake pedal.
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  33. Wait 15 seconds.
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  35. Repeat this procedure until air is purged from the rear of the master cylinder.
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