Bleeding the brakes procedures

The air in the hydraulic system gathers when you replace some brake components or when some components fail. So the solution is to bleed the air out. Not doing this may finally result in the failure of the brake system.

Follow these steps:

  1. Try the auto parts store, or the vehicle manual for the brake bleeding sequence. The bleeding sequence must be definitely followed if you want to have equal pressure to the front and rear brakes.
  2. You need a container to fill it part way with fluid. After that attach to the bleeder valve the hose. If you don’t have an assistant get a self-bleeder kit. Start pumping the brakes after you have opened the valve. When you see that the fluid is free of air bubbles stop. Close the valve and repeat the procedure to the other wheels.
  3. If you do have an assistant just use a vacuum pump. After you connect the hose pump the vacuum pressure up while your assistant presses the brake pedal a few times and holds it in the end. The vacuum pump will suck the brake fluid and air from the bleeder after you open the valve. Stop when you see the air is gone. You remove the hose only after you tighten the screw. Repeat the procedure for the other wheels.
  4. If still there is air in the system when you check the brakes, it means there is a leak somewhere. You have to search for it, so check the brake line connection. If still you can’t find it then check brake lines and hoses for leaks. Replace the damaged component.
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