Brake Fluid Flush/Replace with ABS

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  1. jd

    jd Hero Member

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    MAKE: Toyota
    MODEL: Corolla
    YEAR: 2006
    MILES: 100,000
    ENGINE: 1.8 MT
    DESCRIBE ISSUE.... The Corolla is just a representative of a Fleet of Several. Add a 1997 Ford Aerostar (Rear ABS only), 2002 Ford E450 Motorhome, 2005 Honda Accord, 2009 Nissan Frontier Pickup...

    I'd like to do some Brake Fluid Replacement. It's my belief that if I keep the Master Cylinder from going DRY, I can either pressure bleed or vacuum bleed any of these systems without a Scanner to activate the ABS Module. Just keep the Master Cylinder full.

    Thought I'd use a garden sprayer to pump up the bleeding pressure, buy and modify master cylinder caps to seal the pressure against a full master cylinder of fluid. Check often enough to be sure it doesn't go dry.

    Will this work?
     
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    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    On a Toyota like this, gravity should be fine, Don't fuss with all that garden hose stuff. Easy cars to flush brake fluid. Just open bleeders, sit a dot 3 bottle upside down in the MC res, and just wait. Probably not the answer you wanted, but what works most is that.

    Simple.

    KISS. Keep it simple stupid.

     
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    I'm more than glad to go with a simple solution! If gravity feed works, I'm for it. Is this the right sequence?

    Engine Off, Remove Excess Fluid from Master, Fill with Fresh DOT3, Open one Bleeder at a time, Flow Till Clean, Keep Master Full, Next Bleeder?

    Will this work on the other vehicles I noted? Two Fords, a Honda and a Nissan?

    It seems the biggest thing is to avoid Air Bubbles getting into the ABS Module.
     

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