Bleed brakes with ABS

Tiny
PAUL MOSLEY
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET VAN
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 216,766 MILES
How do I bleed brakes? Just install new front disc pad now I have no brakes.
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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 3:14 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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You can try a power bleeder available at rent it shops or if that does not work a mechanic will have to attach his scanner to open valves on ABS unit so brakes can be bled.
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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
JIS001
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If you did the pads only then there should be no need to bleed the brakes unless you opened the caliper bleeder to do pads.

If you did open it then a simple bleed should take care of the problem. Bleed sequence is as follow.

Right rear, left rear, right front, and left front. And if you still have a spongy pedal then as HMAC300 has stated, you will need a scan tool to bleed the ABS if it is equipped with ABS.

Let us know how it goes.
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Friday, May 19th, 2017 AT 10:26 PM

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