Dakota brake fluid change


Old 04-19-10, 04:27 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Frozen Tundra, WI
Posts: 304
Dakota brake fluid change

Stupid question - want to do a brake fluid change on a 2000 Dakota 4 wheel ABS. The Haynes Manual makes it sound like I should not really run new fluid through the ABS module, but I could be reading too much into it.

The question is, can I do a flush by filling the master cylinder and using a vacuum system to pull all the new fluid through to all the calipers?

Sponsored Links
Old 04-19-10, 05:57 PM
Speedwrench's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,698
answer is yes, first clean out the master cyl, using something like a basting bulb or mity vac unit, then use a lint free towel and some denatured alcohol to get the black residue from the bottom of the master cyl reservoir, then just flush the system with the vac bleeder, I would finish with a power flush, having some one step on the pedal once, then bleed then repeat, that will get the best job done of making sure no air/or contaminated fluid is in the system, (multiple pedal pumping can entrain air in the brake fluid and cause a softer pedal in the long run.)

Murphy was an optimist

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes