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Brake System Bleeding

NOTE:
  • Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only clean genuine Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 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 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 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.
Brake System Bleeding
  1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir (A) is at the MAX (upper) level line (B).
  1. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.

  1. Start the bleeding at the driver's side of the front brake system.
    NOTE: Bleed the calipers or the wheel cylinders in the sequence shown.

  1. 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.
  1. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.
  1. Repeat the procedure for each brake circuit until there are no air bubbles are in the fluid.
Front
Rear - disc type
Rear - drum type


To replace all brake fluid for models with service reminder system

  1. If the service reminder system required to replace the brake fluid, reset the service reminder system, and this procedure is complete. If the service reminder system did not require to replace the brake fluid, go to Step 2 and reset the brake fluid life with the HDS.
  1. Connect the HDS to the DLC (A), located under the driver's side of the dashboard.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II). Make sure the HDS communicates with the PCM. If it does not, go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.
  1. Select GAUGES in the BODY ELECTRICAL menu with the HDS.
  1. Select ADJUSTMENT in the GAUGES MENU with the HDS.
  1. Select EU MAINTENANCE MINDER in the ADJUSTMENT menu with the HDS.
  1. Select SERVICE REMINDER in the EU MAINTENANCE MINDER menu with the HDS.
  1. Select Service Reminder ITEM 7, and reset the brake fluid life with the HDS.