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Many people think bleeding and flushing the brake system is more difficult then it really can be.
There is a great trick to do this that is quite simple and doesn't require any special tools or bleeders.
- Jack up your car and put on jackstands
- Remove your tires so you can get to the bleeder valves on the calipers
- Open your hood and take the cap off your brake reservoir
- Take a fresh can/bottle of Brake Fluid and quickly dump it upside down on top of the brake reservoir. A pressure vacuum will keep the fluid from overflowing
- Take a few rags, or some kind of catch basin/cup and put it underneath the bleeder valve area of the rear brakes
- Open the bleeder valve until you start to get a decent drip or flow
- Let is drip for about 10-15 minutes or so. This will both remove air from the lines, and flush out the old fluid.
- Tighten the bleeder valves back up
- Now move to the front calipers and follow the same process.
A general rule is to let it drip until you can clearly see that the fluid coming out is clear. Then you know you have new fluid throughout the system.
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