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#1 Old 02-04-2010, 05:12 AM
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I have a 2004 model Getz 1.5l. non ABS.The brakes are due for a flush and thought I might have a go at it myself( the car is out of warranty).I have bled brake systems before but was wondering what sequence for bleeding is used and are there any pitfalls to look out for ?
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I learned a neat trick on the forum here. Instead of going through all the hassle of brake bleeding, just suck out the fluid from the brake reservior and replace it a few times. I've gotten into the habit of doing this every time I replace the motor oil. Saves a lot of time, and the fluid always stays clean. Needless to say, don't suck out too much and pump air in your system.

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I learned a neat trick on the forum here. Instead of going through all the hassle of brake bleeding, just suck out the fluid from the brake reservior and replace it a few times. I've gotten into the habit of doing this every time I replace the motor oil. Saves a lot of time, and the fluid always stays clean. Needless to say, don't suck out too much and pump air in your system.
It sure sounds easy but u r unable to remove the air bubbles trapped in your brake hose. So IMHO, bleeding is still the best to eliminate sponginess.


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Obviously if you get air in the system, then you have to bleed. But most of the time that would not be the case if you just suck out the fluid from the reservior.

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If you are only replacing the fluid in the resevoir you are not replacing it in the lines and wheel cylinders and this is where problems start to occur.Sorry just my 2 cents worth.
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If you are only replacing the fluid in the resevoir you are not replacing it in the lines and wheel cylinders and this is where problems start to occur.Sorry just my 2 cents worth.
That's partially true, but remember the fluid circulates. If you replace the fluid often then it never gets dirty, always stays clear. Brake fluid absorbs moisture, that's how it degrades. Changing the fluid a lot eliminates the problems. I usually replace my brake, clutch, and power steering fluid when I do an oil change. I replace the trans fluid at 20k, and the antifreeze every two years.

Certainly, bleeding the fluid out is superior. But it's a real hassle and nobody does it on time. The fluid turns black and that's how the system gets hosed. Sucking out the reservior takes two minutes and requires no special tools.

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Bleeding Breaks is the process of removing air bubbles from the brake system by pumping fluid through the lines.Bleeding the brakes helps assure proper operation of the brakes and restores the protective properties of the brake fluid.Air bubbles are bad because they compress when pressure is applied resulting in a low or spongy feeling pedal.The correct procedure for bleeding the brakes on most RWD vehicles is to start at the furthest wheel.
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Bleeding Breaks is the process of removing air bubbles from the brake system by pumping fluid through the lines.Bleeding the brakes helps assure proper operation of the brakes and restores the protective properties of the brake fluid.Air bubbles are bad because they compress when pressure is applied resulting in a low or spongy feeling pedal.The correct procedure for bleeding the brakes on most RWD vehicles is to start at the furthest wheel.
You're not supposed to cut & paste stuff without a reference.

Hyundai has weird brake bleeding sequences. You haven't helped.

Brake bleeding is regularly done to exchange the old fluid because it wears out. OP doesn't have an air bubble problem.

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Hyundai has weird brake bleeding sequences. You haven't helped.
And that did???

Flushing your system is the cheapest and easiest one time fix. Instead of diluting the fluid and making it a little better. Get rid of the old fluid, and replace it with new fluid.

There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.


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