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how do you bleed hydro boost brake system on a 2001 dodge ram 2500

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  HDGENE replied 8 years ago.

The hydraulic booster is generally self-bleeding, this procedure will normally bleed the air from the booster. Normal driving and operation of the unit will remove any remaining trapped air.

  1. Fill power steering pump reservoir.
  2. Disconnect fuel shutdown relay and crank the engine for several seconds, Refer to Fuel System for relay location and WARNING.
  3. Check fluid level and add if necessary.
  4. Connect fuel shutdown relay and start the engine.
  5. Turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock twice.
  6. Stop the engine and discharge the accumulator by depressing the brake pedal times.
  7. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock twice.
  8. Turn off the engine and check fluid level and add if necessary. NOTE: If fluid foaming occurs, wait for foam to dissipate and repeat steps 7 and 8.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I was actually wondering how to bleed the brake system. Not the power steering system. Thanks.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 8 years ago.
  • Remove reservoir filler caps and fill reservoir.
  • If calipers, or wheel cylinders were overhauled, open all caliper and wheel cylinder bleed screws. Then close each bleed screw as fluid starts to drip from it. Top off master cylinder reservoir once more before proceeding
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    1. Attach one end of bleed hose to bleed screw and insert opposite end in glass container partially filled with brake fluid. Be sure end of bleed hose is immersed in fluid.
    2. Open up bleeder, then have a helper press down the brake pedal. Once the pedal is down close the bleeder. Repeat bleeding until fluid stream is clear and free of bubbles. Then move to the next wheel.

    Start with the right rear wheel,then left rear wheel, then right front and finish with the left front.

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