Flush and Bleed Brake Fluid?

Tiny
CJAVERY1
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What should it cost to change brake fluid? Name a Brake service center in Novato, CA 94949 also can I just do it myself?
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 AT 8:56 AM

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Tiny
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$50 - $75 depending on where you go and I don't live in that area but if there is a Midas than they do great brake service. You can flush and bleed the system yourself it is not that hard this guide will walk you through the steps with instructions below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
JOELITE
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The dealer recommended flushing the brake lines - are there special instructions for doing this with the antilock brakes?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Here is a video and guide below to help you bleed the brake system correctly.

https://youtu.be/w7gUsj2us0U

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

and

https://youtu.be/WDxvEQrMkBg

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:54 AM (Merged)
Tiny
VICTOR.VANWINKLE
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When should the brake fluid be flushed and can a brake fluid flush be part of a normal brake job?
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:55 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

In my own business I like to see my customers have a brake fluid flush at least once a year, there is a test for brake fluid condition, most work shops should have the tester, often if the brake fluid is in poor condition I will do the flush as part of the brake over haul, this can often improve pedal feel and brake quality.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:55 AM (Merged)
Tiny
THEGUILBEAUS
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My wheel cylinders on both rear sides went bad a few days ago so I replaced the wheel cylinders, shoes and installed new hardware kit. I go to bleed the brakes and I get nothing but air come out. I noticed that the brake fluid will go down when I bleed the front but not the rear.

In further inspection I notice where the master cylinder and the brake booster meet brake fluid is leaking.

My question is; is my master cylinder or brake booster bad and letting air into the lines.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 AT 11:56 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MATHIASO
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Hello theguilbeaus

I'm confident that you bench bled the master cylinder before you installed it.
follow the bleeding sequence. Start with RR(1) and finish with RR(1)
(Do it in old fashion way,by having someone pumping on the brake pedal.Start with #1 .when brake fluid coming out is clean and without bubbles, ask the helper to hold the pedal down while you screw back the bleeder screw.Make sure the brake reservoir is always full, do not let it empty and let air in the master cylinder, then go the #2 and do the same.)


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_0900c15280061d2f_1.jpg

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