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How do i bleed new brake caliper - 1996 Lexus ES 300

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    Marvin Jan 16, 2011

    This requires a trip to the dealer, the system is bled using a special tool to electrically hold the ABS hydraulic control unit valves open so you can bleed the air out. No way around this, sorry.

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Press brake, let off. Open bleed screw until the fluid runs out with no bubbles. Tighten bleed screw. Press brake and hold. Open bleed screw until pedal goes to floor then close bleed screw with pedal pressed to floor.. Fluid should come out with no air bubbles when open. If they are present repeat the last part.

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