Brake System Bleeding

  • Do not reuse the drained fluid. Use only clean Genuine Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and shorten the life of the system.
  • Make sure dirt or other foreign matter is allowed to contaminate the brake fluid.
  • Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle, it may damage the paint; if brake fluid does contact the paint, wash it off immediately with water.
  • The reservoir on the master cylinder must be at the MAX (upper) level mark at the start of the bleeding procedure and checked after bleeding each brake caliper. Add fluid as required.
  1. Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir (A) is at the MAX (upper) level line (B).
  1. Attach a length of clear drain tube to the bleed screw.
  1. Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.
  1. Starting at the driver's side of front, loosen the brake bleeder screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleeder screw securely.

  1. Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the sequence shown following until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.
  1. Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.