Brake System Bleeding

  • Do not reuse the drained fluid.
  • Always use Genuine Honda DOT 3 Brake Fluid. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system.
  • Make sure no 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.

Conventional Method

1.Make sure the brake fluid level in the reservoir is at the MAX (upper) level line (A).


2.Slide a piece of clear plastic hose over the first bleed screw, and submerge the other end in a container of new brake fluid.

3.Have someone slowly pump the brake pedal several times, then apply steady pressure.

4.Loosen the left-front brake bleed screw to allow air to escape from the system. Then tighten the bleed screw securely.

5.Repeat the procedure for each wheel in the sequence shown below until air bubbles no longer appear in the fluid.


6.Refill the master cylinder reservoir to the MAX (upper) level line.

Pressure Bleeding

1.Install the appropriate power probe pressure bleeder adapter onto the master cylinder.

2.See the bleeding sequence in the Conventional Method, and follow the bleeding instructions that come with your pressure bleeder.

Bleed Screw Locations