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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:44 pm   
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Anyone knnow how to bleed the brakes on a 98 sebring convertible limited. had the rear brake lines rust out and am in the process of changing them but wanted to know how to bleed the system. have read quite a bit about issues problems with bleeding the system due to antilock brakes.

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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:09 pm   
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is there anything special that needs to be done with ABS?


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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:31 pm   
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ok. i'll give it a try. thank you


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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:35 pm   
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yeah, you might want to bleed it out real good especially since it rusted out...I had the same issue with my 99 and it only took an extra 10 minutes to get all the rusty fluid out of the system...just keep checking the master cylinder and top it off...


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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:00 am   
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As a rule you can sucessfully bleed a system with ABS the conventional way as long as the system was opened up downstream of the ABS module and no air has made it's way in the the ABS system. If air is in an ABS module it can be very hard to get out due to the numerous nooks and crannies in the module. There could be as many as 10 different solenoids in the module. The scan tool cycles the solenoids and pump during the bleed process that forces air out of the hydraulic assembly, solenoids and actuators. You may be able to simulate this by bleeding the system the best you can and as long as the brakes are functional, drive it and activate the ABS a few times by stomping on the pedal. Then bleed again. If it does work you may have to do it a few times.


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Be careful that no brake fluid goes backwards and contaminates the ABS module. Polished metal to metal fit is how pistons and valves seal.


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