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Getting ready to do a brake fluid change on my 99 LT.
I've gone through the manual and it seems pretty straightforward.
Just need to make sure the 99 has the ABSII and not the Integral ABS.

No separate circuits for the controls and the wheels right?

Just a nice straightforward bleed the left front then the right front then the rear...Yah??????

Thanks in advance.


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jpspen said:
Getting ready to do a brake fluid change on my 99 LT.
I've gone through the manual and it seems pretty straightforward.
Just need to make sure the 99 has the ABSII and not the Integral ABS.

No separate circuits for the controls and the wheels right?

Just a nice straightforward bleed the left front then the right front then the rear...Yah??????

Thanks in advance.


Spence
Correct -- as long as you don't put air into the ABS unit, you'll be fine.
 

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Thanks Mark!!

Best Regards,

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Hey Spence,

I just did a bleed to change out the fluid on my brakes TODAY! I've got the 2000 model so our brake systems are identical. Simply work on either the front and then the back or vica versa...it doesn't matter which first. As Mark said...don't introduce any air into the system and it will be a snap. I suck all the old fluid out of the reservoir first to speed up the process. Then I run a couple of reservoirs full through till it runs clear (probably anal overkill). Remember the rear brake has TWO bleeder valves. The rear is easier...so I alway do it first. On the front watch your squeeze speed...the fluid really wants to squirt out of the reservoir...IT WILL DAMAGE the finish of whatever it lands on.

I just figured out today that speed bleeders prevent the Mityvac from working like it's supposed to. Despite that I kept the Mityvac on the open valve with a suction on it just cause I bought it and I was determined to use it. :D
 

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UH-Oh

Does this mean I can't use a vacum bleeder with the speedbleeders..
do I have to hand pump the fluid through?
 
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