Yaris 2007

Bleeding the ABS System

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Specific to:

Toyota Yaris 2007-2009


NOTE
Immediately wash off any brake fluid that comes into contact with any painted surfaces.


NOTE
If any work is done on the brake system or if air in the brake lines is suspected, bleed the air from the system.

  1. Fill reservoir with brake fluid:
    1. Disengage the 3 clips and separate the hood to cowl top seal.
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    3. Remove the cowl top ventilator louver.
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    5. Set the brake fluid can upside down on the reservoir. Fluid: SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT3.
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  3. Bleed master cylinder:
    1. Using a union nut wrench, disconnect the brake tubes from the master cylinder.
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    3. Slowly depress the brake pedal and hold it there.
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    5. Block the outer holes with your fingers, and release the brake pedal.
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    7. Repeat 3 or 4 times.
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    9. Using a union nut wrench, connect the brake tubes to the master cylinder. Tighten to 10-11 ft. lbs. (144-155 Nm).
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  5. Bleed brake line:
    1. Connect the vinyl tube to the bleeder plug.
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    3. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug with the pedal depressed.
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    5. At the point where the fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal.
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    7. Repeat until all the air in the fluid is out.
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    9. Tighten the bleeder plug to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm).
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    11. Repeat the above procedure to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.
      NOTE
      After bleeding the air from the brake system, if the height or feel of the brake pedal cannot be obtained, perform air bleeding of the brake actuator with the Techstream by following the procedure below.

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  7. Bleed brake actuator (with VSC):
    1. Depress the brake pedal more than 20 times with the engine off.
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    3. Connect the Techstream to the DLC3, and turn the ignition switch ON.
      NOTE
      Do not start the engine.

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    5. Select "Air Bleeding" on the Techstream.
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  9. Bleed the air out of the brake line when Step 1: Increase appears on the Techstream display.
    NOTE
    Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the Techstream. Make sure that the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.

    1. Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
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    3. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug connected to the vinyl tube with the pedal depressed (Step E).
    4.  
    5. When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug and release the brake pedal (Step F).

      Repeat Steps E and F until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
       
      Tighten the bleeder plug completely. Tighten front brake to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm). Tighten rear brake to 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm).
       
      Repeat the above procedure for each wheel to bleed the air out of the brake line.
       

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    7. Bleed the air out of the suction line when Step 2: Inhalation appears on the Techstream display.
      NOTE
      Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the Techstream. Make sure that the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.


      NOTE
      Release the brake pedal at this time. This operation stops automatically after 4 seconds.



      Connect the vinyl tube to the bleeder plug at the right front wheel or the right rear wheel and loosen the bleeder plug.
       
      Operate the brake actuator to bleed the air using the Techstream (Step G).
       



      Check if the operation has stopped by referring to the Techstream display and tighten the bleeder plug (Step H).
       
      Repeat Steps G and H until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
       
      Tighten the bleeder plug. Tighten front brake to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm). Tighten rear brake to 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm).
       
      Repeat the above procedure for the other wheels to bleed the air out of the brake line.
       

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    9. Bleed the air out of the pressure reduction line when Step 3: Decrease appears on the Techstream display.
      NOTE
      Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the Techstream. Make sure that the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.


      NOTE
      During this procedure, the pedal will feel heavy, but completely depress it so that the brake fluid comes out of the bleeder plug. Hold the brake pedal depressed. Do not depress and release the pedal repeatedly.


      NOTE
      The operation stops automatically after 4 seconds. When performing this procedure continuously, set an interval of at least 20 seconds. When the operation is complete, the brake pedal goes down slightly. This is a normal phenomenon caused when the solenoid opens.



      Connect a vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
       
      Loosen the bleeder plug (Step I).
       
      Using the Techstream, operate the brake actuator assembly, completely depress the brake pedal and hold it there (Step J).
       



      Tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal (Step K).
       
      Repeat Steps I to K until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
       
      Tighten the bleeder plug. Tighten front brake to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm). Tighten rear brake to 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm).
       
      Repeat the above procedure for the other wheels to bleed the air out of the brake line.
       

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    11. Bleed the air out of the brake line again when Step 4: Increase appears on the Techstream display.
      NOTE
      Bleed the air by following the steps displayed on the Techstream. Make sure that the master cylinder reservoir tank does not become empty.



      Connect the vinyl tube to either one of the bleeder plugs.
       
      Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug connected to the vinyl tube with the pedal depressed (Step L).
       
      When fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal (Step M).
       
      Repeat Steps L and M until all the air in the fluid is completely bled out.
       
      Tighten the bleeder plug. Tighten front brake to 73 inch lbs. (8.3 Nm). Tighten rear brake to 75 inch lbs. (8.5 Nm).
       
      Repeat the above procedure for the other wheels to bleed the air out of the brake line.
       
      Make sure that the air bleeding is complete by referring to the Techstream display and turn off the Techstream.
       
      Disconnect the Techstream from the DLC3.
       
      Turn the ignition switch OFF.
       

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  11. Check the fluid level and add fluid if necessary. Fluid: SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT3.
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