Learn to prepare you vehicle for bleeding
When car brake pedal feel spongy and soft it is a sign you need to bleed the system because air got trapped into the system.
Follow these steps:
- Preparing the vehicle
- Loosen the lug nuts on the tires. Raise the car and put it on jack stands.
- Look under the hood and open the brake fluid reservoir cap. Pour in brake fluid until it reaches the full level. Always make sure the reservoir doesn’t get empty while performing a bleeding procedure.
- The bleeding
- On the back of the caliper look for the bleeder screw. Then remove its cap.
- Put a box-end wrench on the bleeder screw. Connect plastic tubing with the bleeder nipple and put the other end into a container.
- Tell an assistant to pump the brakes a few times and after that tell him to hold it pressed. Meanwhile, open the bleeder valve and le the fluid escape from the system and into the container. You tell your assistant to release the pedal only after you have tightened the screw.
- Keep the level in the reservoir full while performing a bleeding. Look for air bubbles.
- Apply the same procedure to the rest of the wheels continuing with the other rear wheel and advancing in front.