ok so i wanna bleed my brakes on my car. from watching youtube vids, it says to remove the old fluid from the reservoir first, then move on to the wheels. But my reservoir is made so its hard to remove fluid from it with a turkey baster like they said and I don‘t want to buy one of those 100 dollars tools they sell. I also don‘t wanna remove the whole reservoir cuz i‘m lazy. Is it ok to skip removing the reservoir fluid first and going straight for the wheels. and then refilling the reservoir as needed?
Here's the deal: It's totally impossible to bleed the brakes with an empty master-cylinder reservoir! How in the world are you supposed to bleed the brake system with no fluid in the master-cylinder reservoir? IT MUST BE FULL! As a matter of fact after bleeding the left rear first, right rear second right front third and left front fourth you MUST refill the reservoir before moving to the next caliper. If your car has over 50,000 miles on the odometer you'd be further ahead taking the car to a Toyota Dealer and have then *change the brake fluid, pressurize and bleed the brake system. ! Moisture enters the vent hole on the cover of the master-cylinder reservoir every day since the car was new. Water in brake fluid rusts the brake lines and corrodes the inside of the calipers which makes them eventually seize. All new Lexus cars recommend changing the brake fluid every two years regardless of mileage.
May 28, 2018
Yes, skip that, I've bled more brakes than I can count, don't remove the reservoir fluid, top it off b4 you start, and start with the wheel closest to the reservoir, ex. if your reservoir is on the driver side do the front driver side wheel, then pass. side front, then drivers side rear and pass. side rear
May 28, 2018