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BRAKES

ADJUSTMENTS

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BRAKES

ADJUSTMENTS

Brake bleed

$% 70.25.02

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1. The following procedure covers bleeding the 

complete system but where only the primary or 
secondary circuit have been disturbed in 
isolation,  it should only be necessary to bleed 
that system. Partial bleeding of the hydraulic 
system is only permissible if a brake pipe or 
hose has been disconnected with only minor 
loss of fluid.

CAUTION: Ensure the fluid in the reservoir 
is maintained between the minimum and 
maximum levels throughout the bleed 
procedure using new brake fluid.

Adjust

1. Raise front and rear of vehicle.

WARNING: Do not work on or under a 
vehicle supported only by a jack. Always 
support the vehicle on safety stands.

2. Check all pipe and hose connections are tight 

and there are no signs of leakage.

3. Top-up fluid level in brake reservoir to 'MAX' 

mark. 
 

 + 

 MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE, 

Brake Fluid.

CAUTION: Never re-use fluid that has been 
bled from the system.

4. Bleed sequence: LH front to RH front, LH rear 

to RH rear.

CAUTION: Use only new brake fluid of the 
recommended grade.

5. Attach bleed tube to front brake caliper bleed 

screw on passenger side, submerge free end in 
a clear container containing brake fluid.

CAUTION: Brake fluid will damage paint 
finished surfaces. If spilled, immediately 
remove fluid and clean area with water.

6. Apply pressure to brake pedal several times, 

then apply steady pressure.

7. Loosen bleed screw to release brake fluid and 

air. Allow pedal to return unassisted.

8. Depress brake pedal steadily through its full 

stroke and allow to return unassisted. Repeat 
procedure until a flow of clean air-free fluid is 
purged into container then, whilst holding pedal 
at end of downward stroke tighten bleed screw 
to 10 Nm (7.5 lbf.ft) on calipers and 8 Nm (6 
lbf.ft) on wheel cylinders.

CAUTION: Ensure the fluid in the reservoir 
is maintained between the minimum and 
maximum levels throughout the bleed 
procedure using new brake fluid.

9. Top up brake system reservoir.

10. Repeat procedure at each wheel in the 

sequence shown.

WARNING: Braking efficiency may be 
seriously impaired if the incorrect bleed 
sequence is used.

11. Remove tube from bleed screw and fit bleed 

screw dust cap.

12. Apply brakes and check for leakage.
13. Remove stands and lower vehicle.
14. Road test vehicle. Check brake pedal for short 

firm travel when brakes are applied.

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