Honda Accord: Brake System Bleeding - Conventional Brake Components - Brakes - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Brake System Bleeding

NOTE: - Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only new Honda DOT 3 Brake Fluid from an unopened container. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and shorten the life of the system.

- Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter gets in the brake fluid.

- Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle; it may damage the paint. If brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.

- The reservoir connected to the master cylinder must be at the MAX (upper) level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each wheel location. Add fluid as required.

1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir (A) is at the MAX (upper) level line (B).

2. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several


2. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.

3. Start the bleeding at the driver's side of the front brake system.

NOTE: Bleed the calipers in the sequence shown.

BLEEDING SEQUENCE

4. Attach a length of clear drain tube (A) to the bleed


4. Attach a length of clear drain tube (A) to the bleed screw (B), then loosen the bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.

NOTE: The illustrations show the NISSIN type.

Front

Rear


Rear

5. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper)


5. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.

6. Repeat the procedure for each brake circuit until there are no air bubbles in the fluid.

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