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Brake System Bleeding


NOTE:
• Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only clean ACURA DOT 3 Brake Fluid from an unopened container. Using a non-Acura brake fluid can cause corrosion and shorten the life of the system.
• Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter is allowed to contaminate 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 on the master cylinder must be at the MAX (upper) level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each brake caliper. Add fluid as required.
1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX (upper) level line (A).


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2. Attach a length of clear drain tube to the bleed screw.
3. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.
4. Loosen the left-front brake bleed screw, loosen the brake bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.
5. Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the sequence shown following until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.


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

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it should be noted to start from the wheels furthest from the master cylinder I.E. the passenger side rear
According to my sources (see picture in first post), it is driver front, passenger front, passenger back, driver back.

Not saying that I'm 100% right, but I'm pretty sure that my source is correct. Maybe others will chime in to confirm the order.
 

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According to my sources (see picture in first post), it is driver front, passenger front, passenger back, driver back.

Not saying that I'm 100% right, but I'm pretty sure that my source is correct. Maybe others will chime in to confirm the order.
It is a misconception that all vehicles need to be bled starting with the furthest wheel from the master cylinder.

LF, RF, RR, LR is the correct bleeding sequence according to the manual in my hand.
 

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It is a misconception that all vehicles need to be bled starting with the furthest wheel from the master cylinder.

LF, RF, RR, LR is the correct bleeding sequence according to the manual in my hand.
Im having my buddy look this up at work right now (hes a tech at honda). Ill post up scans from the honda tech site as well.

Im pretty sure this car is furthest wheel to closest.
 

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I'll save you the trouble.

Here are the Helms manual scans :)

http://www.cyforce.org/tsx/tsx-brakes.pdf
My buddy just gave me a call, basically its because of the ABS system that we have. It has to do with how the fluid flows inside the unit. He said not all hondas or acuras are this way, only ones with this type of abs system. Figured Id pass the reasoning along.
 

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Quick question: Anyone know how much brake fluid is required for a full flush? (IE: to do all 4 corners until the fluid goes from old (yellowish) to new (near-clear)?
 
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