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I'm having trouble bleeding brakes on a Hyundai ix35 2013,

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I'm having trouble bleeding brakes on a Hyundai ix35 2013
JA: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?
Customer: 66000klm yes original brakes
JA: What is the model of your '13 Hyundai?
Customer: LM series
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: IX35
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Reservoir ran empty during routine maintenance flush

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Hi .

How did you flush the system which brake side did you start on .

What issue do you have a spongy brake pedal or can not get all air out the system.

Rgds Greg

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I started at the right front, pumping brake pedal. I wanted to achieve a low fluid level so I could get fresh fluid into system. I caught myself out by going to far and reseviour ran empty and got air into system.
I purchased a hand vacuum pump to try suck fluid through. All I get is air and more air at all four wheels.
I'm keeping reseviour full.
What is the correct sequence?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm in Australia it's a Hyundai IX35 2013 LM SERIES
FWD G4KD engine
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm an old school mechanic haven't had much to do with all this new technology and sequences etc
The old fashioned way is better.
However if you ain't making mistakes you are not learning

Okay give me 10 minutes to get back into work so i can recheck the Sequence and if you have to ABS bleed the system with a scan tool

which one has to do on the newer Vehicles .

When air gets into the ABS pump some have to be bleed with the scan tool .

Rgds Greg

Hi .

Yes just as i thought you need a scan tool to bleed this system .

If you don't have a scan tool try the following bleed sequence ,

Start rear right , Front Left .

Rear left , front right .

May help but you will need to get to a brake shop or the dealer for the scan tool to bleed the ABS system.

One trick that we used to do is bleed the system as said, then on a very sandy road do a few hard brakes on the road so the brakes lock up and activate the ABS this helps bleed the ABS system then bleed again manually .

We did this many years ago on fords before we got the ABS bleed system on our scan tools may work if not make an appointment with the dealer .

Hope this help and if you Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Kind regards Greg

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks Indy
I'll give it a go in the morning it's bed time now

Okay sounds Good sleep well.


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