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I need to Bleed the ABS system. Brake fluid has been changed…

Customer Question
I need to Bleed...

I need to Bleed the ABS system

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? And have the brakes been squeaking?

Brake fluid has been changed No sqeaking

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2003 LaSable

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I have been told that the ABS needs to be bled and I need some equipment to perforn this

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just where I may rent the machine to do this

Submitted: 24 days ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Danny, ASE Certified Technician replied 24 days ago
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Why does the ABS need to be bled? It's true that manufacturers often state you need to bleed the ABS using special procedures. It's not special equipment per se, it's using a scan tool capable of speaking to the ABS module and entering bleed mode, that turns the abs pump on and opens the solenoids it pulses to actuate the brakes. I've never once actually used the scan tool to bleed the ABS, there are ways around it. Can you explain if some work was done or exactly who told you this and for what reason? Then depending on your answer I'll tell you how to get around it, if necessary at all.
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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thank you for your information. I guess that I need the scan tool to complete the service. That means somewhere with diagnostic equipment
Auto Mechanic: Danny, ASE Certified Technician replied 24 days ago

No, what I'm saying is you likely do NOT, and I can tell you how to bleed the system WITHOUT one. That's why I asked, what exactly did you have done? Did you have the ABS pump replaced? Or did you just have calipers or wheel cylinders replaced or what exactly did you have done, WHY do you believe you need to bleed the ABS pump? Is the vehicle driving fine now? Please respond, I can help you avoid paying $100 for this at a shop.

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