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Old 08-21-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Bleeding brakes... on ABS 96 Accord EX Coupe or in general

Sup guys. I notice my brakes pedals were going to the floor and not felt as new anymore. I haven't bleed the brakes in the lifetime of the car.

So I looked into the engine bay, found the resevoir, and there were 2. One was for the ABS, and 1 was the regular brakes I guess. So how do I bleed my brake with an ABS system?
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bleeding brakes... on ABS 96 Accord EX Coupe or in general (The-Kid)

Bleed the brakes as normal, the ABS only comes into play during a wheel lock up situation.
You say the pedal is sinking to the floor, it could be the master cylinder is bypassing. Look under the master on the booster for seepage.


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is the abs on 96 sporting two reservoirs?

i know the older abs honda brakes need a tool to bleed, in that case, don't mess with it
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Default Re: Bleeding brakes... on ABS 96 Accord EX Coupe or in general (iam7head)

If the ABS needs bleeding, that doesn't really cause the pedal to go soft. It would cause the ABS pump to run excessively & throw an ABS warning lamp.

Bleed the main brakes first, but I'd still bleed the ABS just because the fluid is so old. Search around, I'm pretty sure there's a procedure here somewhere.
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Yea. there is one over the master cylinder, and one near the ABS. I've check on my bros RSX, and nothing like that. All righty then. Thanks guys!

BTW hondadude, your link is suspended.
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On the older ones like yours, you find a bleed screw near the ABS. Get a hose that fits good, & don't lose control of it. There's enough pressure to cut thru your skin if you open the bleeder too far.

Open the bleeder, close it.
Run the engine to pump up the ABS.
Open the bleeder, close it. Repeat until the reservoir is empty.
Fill the reservoir.
Repeat the run/bleed/fill sequence until fresh fluid comes out with no bubbles.

The newer ABS system (starting about '98) bleeds itself as you bleed the main brakes.
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Yea exactly. I noticed that with a small rubber cap on it. Cool thanks JimBlake.

And thanks everyone else for helping me solve this question
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