What Order do You Flush the Brake Fluid System

Brake fluid is one of those things that you should always keep in mind, but sometimes can be a little tricky to remember. In this article, we will discuss the order you should flush your brake system, and everything you need to know about it!

How to flush the brake fluid system

If you have a car with a hydraulic brake system, you will need to flush the system at least once a year. Follow these steps to flush the system:

1. Park the car in a safe location.
2. Use the emergency brake to stop the car.
3. Turn off all of the lights in the car.
4. Remove the wheel covers and trunk lid.
5. Open the bleed screws on each side of the master cylinder (see photo). Note: If your car has an ABS system, you will also need to open the bleed screws on the ABS module.
6. Turn on the engine and allow it to idle for a few minutes while the system is flushed.
7. Pour about 1 cup of brake fluid into each of the calipers (see photo). Be sure to use clean brake fluid!
8. Replace wheel covers and trunk lid, and close bleed screws on master cylinder (see photo).

Order of Flushing the Brake Fluid System

A brake fluid system flush is an important maintenance procedure that should be performed at least once a year. Here’s a guide to the order in which you should flush the brake fluid system:

1. Check all hydraulic lines for kinks or bends. Repair as necessary.
2. Check all hoses for cracks, cuts, or other damage. Replace any damaged hoses.
3. Flush the brake fluid system using a high-quality brake fluid and clean up any spilled fluid using a hose or bucket.
4. Inspect all connectors, banjo bolts, and fittings for leaks and damage. Replace any damaged parts.
5. Reconnect all lines and check for proper operation.

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Conclusion

Flushing the brake fluid system should be done in the following order:
1) Make sure all the brakes are applied firmly. 2) Open the master cylinder reservoir by squeezing and pulling up on it. 3) Use a funnel to pour brake fluid into the reservoir. 4) Close and lock the master cylinder reservoir cover. 5) Apply pressure to the brake pedal until you can feel a resistance from the braking system. 6) Repeat steps 1-5 for each of the other four wheels.

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