How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

Below guide will teach you How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Brake Fluid
  • Clear Vinyl Tubing

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $41.95 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $138.07 parts and labor

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  • Park the vehicle on a flat surface.
  • Using a floor jack, raise the vehicle.
  • Prop the vehicle on the jack stands so that you can work easily underneath the vehicle without and harm.
  • Look for brake bleeder valve on the rear passenger side brake.
  • Fix a small piece of clear plastic tubing to the brake bleeder screw and insert the other end of the tubing into the container filled with brake fluid.
  • Now you need to fix the brake bleeder tool. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation.
  • Remove the bleeder screw and let the brake bleeder tool bleed the brakes for you.
  • Use the same process given from step 5 to 7 for other wheels in an order of: right rear wheel, right front wheel and left front wheel.
  • Put the wheels back and secure them with lug nuts.
  • Remove the jack stands and floor jack and take a small drive to make certain that brakes are properly working.

Tips & Warning

  • It is important to use protective clothing before working under the vehicle. Safety goggles, latex gloves, closed toe shoes and apron are necessary for your safety as they prevent you from injuries.

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