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Brake Bleeding, 2 (Wo-)Man Operation No Fancy Tools Required.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:30 pm
by jzchen
Curious if anyone knows why there are two rounds of bleeding to replace the brake fluid?

1st round is noted as btwn tandem motor cylinder and brake caliper

2nd round is btwn pedal feel simulator and brake caliper

Order: front driver, front passenger, rear passenger, rear driver

Typical two man job you have the end of a clear drain tube submerged in brake fluid in a clear plastic bottle.

1st round is with vehicle ON

Press pedal several times then apply steady force

Loosen screw slowly, pedal will travel to floor hold in position

Tighten bleed screw then can release pedal

Repeat until fluid in tube clear

Repeat with 3 other positions

Turn car OFF wait 3 or more minutes after 3 minutes pass DO NOT OPEN door.

2nd round

Pump pedal several times and then apply steady force

Loosen bleed screw slowly, pedal will travel to floor (hold)

Tighten bleed screw then release pedal

Repeat until clear

Repeat at 3 other positions

To clear CEL:. Turn vehicle ON and press pedal with regular pressure for 3 seconds.

Tightening specs:
8.5 Nm front, 11 Nm rear