®




Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Bleeding Brakes on a 99 Toyota Avalon w/ABS and TC

  1. #1
    edge
    Guest edge's Avatar

    Default Bleeding Brakes on a 99 Toyota Avalon w/ABS and TC

    The tech manual says that brakes can be bled using a normal bleed
    procedure of RR, LR, RF, LF. I'll be using either gravity bleed or a
    one man hose w/check valve. If I still get a soft pedal is there a
    way to bleed the ABS actuator? I did the first bleed on the RR and
    found the bleeder screws are leaking around the threads when I open
    them about 1/8 to 1/4. Can grease be applied at the threads to seal
    without contaminating the brake fluid?

  2. #2
    edge
    Guest edge's Avatar

    Default Bleeding Brakes on a 99 Toyota Avalon w/ABS and TC


    > If you still get a soft pedal after you bleed the brakes in the order you
    > listed above, you need to go back and bleed in the same sequence, masking
    > sure that each caliper grips the rotor so that the rotor cannot be turned by
    > hand.
    >
    > The ABS actuator has no effect on pedal feel when it is not operating so
    > don't mess with it.
    >
    > I believe that the bleeder screws are tapered so some leaking around the
    > threads when they are opened is OK as long as they do not leak when screwed
    > shut. .Do not apply any grease to the threads; the seeping brake fluid
    > should be sufficient.
    > --
    >
    > Ray O


    I am still getting a soft pedal after the bleed. Caliper grip on the
    rotor was OK. Braking power is very good an starts near the top of
    the pedal stroke, but pedal will go to 1 inch off the floor and is not
    firm. This is not my car, but this does not sound normal. It sound
    more like there is a master cylinder problem, if I had to change it
    out do I need to purge the ABS or other part of the system. If so,
    how - do I need a scan tool?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •