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How-to » Brakes » Hydraulic System » How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

PARTS
  • Brake Fluid
TOOLS
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This guide requires the following supplies:
  • Clear Vinyl Tubing

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Secure your vehicle on a level surface, making sure your car will not roll or lean too much when jacked up.
2
Use a jack to lift up your vehicle.
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3
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
4
Locate the brake bleeder valve on your passenger side rear brake.
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5
Install a piece of clear plastic tubing over the brake bleeder screw and the other end into a container.
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6
Install the brake bleeder tool as instructed by the manufacturer.
7
Crack bleeder screw open and allow the tool to bleed the brakes for you.
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8
Repeat steps 5-8 for all four corners of the vehicle, Starting at right rear, then left rear, right front and last left front of vehicle.
9
Lower vehicle on to the ground and verify repairs with a road test.
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