How do you bleed ABS brakes on a Chevrolet vehicle?


Quick Answer

To bleed the anti-lock braking system on a Chevrolet, park the vehicle on a flat surface, and secure the vehicle on jack stands. Loosen the lug nuts, and remove the right rear tire. Press the brake pedal to pressurize the system, loosen the bleeder, press the brake pedal, and tighten the bleeder. Repeat this process on the remaining three tires. If necessary, bleed the brakes as recommended, attach a service tool, cycle the brakes, and bleed the brakes again.

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Refer to the owner's manual to determine the specific type of ABS brake system installed in the vehicle, as the procedure for bleeding the brakes can vary based on the vehicle's make and model. To determine whether the brakes should be cycled, contact the service center, and ask if the brakes are cycled when a new ABS is installed in the vehicle.

If the brakes are cycled when a new ABS is installed, a dealer service tool is required to cycle the brake valves and pump while the brakes are bled.

Typically, the brakes are bled beginning at the right rear tire. Then, the left rear, front left and right front brakes are bled. Fill the system with the amount of brake fluid recommended in the owner's manual, and check the brake fluid levels after bleeding the brakes. Add additional brake fluid after bleeding the brakes if the levels are too low.

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