Question about 1996 Dodge Dakota
Best done with 2 people, but can be done with 1 if you use a bleeder check valve. Take all old fluid out of the master cylinder while you are at it as it's probably old and has absorbed moisture. Fill with recommended DOT certified brake fluid. Place the cover back on so it doesn't splash out. Starting with the right rear brake then left rear then right front and lastly left front do the following.
Get about 2 foot of a clear rubber hose of the correct diameter to slip snuggly over the bleeder screw. Usually 1/8" diameter. Obtain a clear container and add about 1/2" fluid to this it.loosen the bleeder screw, attach the bleeder hose to it and place the other end into the waste container, and keep the end of the hose below this fluid to help prevent air from getting sucked back into the line. Now do this on each brake in turn, Have you friend press the pedal several times and then hold pressure steady. You now open the bleeder screw and let out fluid till you friend says the pedal is on the floor. Now close the screw firmly. Repeat this process until you see no air bubbles in the exiting fluid. Keep monitoring the level in the master cylinder, if it runs dry you must start all over. If you have a Brake bleeder check valve, insert it into the hose. Loosen the bleeder screw and go pump the pedal slowly to the floor then go secure that screw and proceed to the next brake. The check valve is marked for direction and is important to be inserted to allow flow TO the waste container .
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Why do you think you need the brakes bled?
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
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