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ABS brake pad swap

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Capt. Orygun, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    so I've heard two schools of thought on changing the pads on an ABS car (a teggy to be exact)

    should I release the bleed plug when I compress the caliper or leave it in like I would do on my non ABS ride

    please to be telling me

    kthankx
     
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    I just leave it in on my accord. (yes it has abs)I never had any problems
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you can leave it closed and just push it back into the reservoir
    but you should be flushing out your brake fluid once a year (2 years max)
    when you change the pads is generally a good time to do it
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    bleeding out the fluid is probably exactly the same as on planes huh?

    press brake peddle to the floor and hold

    open bleed screw and look for bubbles

    close bleed screw

    repeat as required

    yes?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yeah pretty much

    i generally open all of the lines and let gravity drain the system out
    then refill with fresh fluid
    leave the lines open until clean fluid comes out
    close each line when clean fluid flows from it
    then bleed the system until the fluid looks nice and clean and there is no air left in the system

    i empty out the system first because i found it takes less time than if you keep diluting the shitty fluid thats in there


    a speed bleeder would probly save a shit ton of time but i have been too lazy to pick one up
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    thanks for the help

    I just picked up a speed bleeder for $40 (thank you military discount)

    should be a snap now
     
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