One man brake fluid flush
Flushed the brake fluid on a 2004 Chevy Silverdado SWB.
Here are the steps:
Get a large roll of paper towels and Windex nearby (brake fluid can be destructive- any brake fluid that goes where it is not supposed to needs to be quickly diluted and wiped up immediately. I use paper towels as I don't want to reuse a rag that has brake fluid on it.
Lift the hood and wipe down the brake master cylinder
Siphon off 2/3 of the old fluid in the master cylinder, try to siphon from the bottom as the worse junk is sitting there. By siphoning out the bad stuff, you will not be sending it through the ABS and down the brake pipes and into the calipers.
Fill the master cylinder with new brake fluid- only use brake fluid from a sealed container, new fluid that has been opened likely has absorbed some water, reducing the effectiveness of the flush.
Check the service manual of your specific vehicle, and drain the caliper in the order the service manual directs, often the rear caliper the farthest from the master cylinder is where to begin.
Put a catch container on the bleed screw. Then fill the brake fluid pressure tank with a large quantity of brake fluid, connect it to the master cylinder, and pump it to the pressure level recommended in the service manual.
Loosen the bleeder screw and drain the fluid until the new fluid starts to come out. It is fairly easy to know when the new fluid is coming out, it will be almost clear, the old fluid is typically dark.
Do this to the remaining three calipers- continually check the brake fluid pressure tank for proper pressure and re-pressurize as needed.
This is very easy to do, a one man job, all you need is the pressure tank and a catch container.
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1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.