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bleeding brakes?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by truoss, May 20, 2004.

  1. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

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    I have a 94 civic hatchback with stock brakes. I just replaced my rotors and brake pads with Hawk HPS. I would like to bleed the system, but don't have a manual for this car. Could someone walk me through it please? Thanks
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    acording to the Helms, Start at the Pasengerside Rear, Driver front, Driver rear, passenger front.


    Put a peice of hose over the bleeder screw, the other end in a bottle (so that way you can see when it comes out clean) Have someone pump the brakes 3 times or so then hold the brake down, then you open up the bleeder screw quickly then close it (once the Stream stops). If your totally flushing the fluid, keep doing this until the fluid comes out clean. Make sure the resivoir never goes below the min line.
     
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    truoss Senior Member

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    Thanks asmallsol. Do I need to do this while the engine is idling?
     
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    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I have always had to do them when the engine is off.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    yep you do it with the car OFF.
     
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    Thanks guys. I can get by once again without a manual. =)
     
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