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Old 10-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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how to bleed a.b.s?

So i was unaware this zx3 had a.b.s , so i just let it drain i was replacing the master cylinder anyways , but apparently the a.b.s has solenoids that are dry now and i don't know how to prime/fill them ,any ideas or experience,whether or not its an open or closed circuit ,like whether the wires together activate them or apart ? i dont have the sensors anymore .........


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so you deleted the ABS then?
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I had a spare tire go up in flames once, my truck was hit with an rpg though.
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The abs system is all there except the sensors on each wheel
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oh OK. only way to truly bleed it is to find someone with a scan tool that does more than read codes. I had to use OEM Land Rover diagnostics today to bleed the ABS on a Discovery after running the system dry.
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Try bleeding first without doing anything. Many ABS are transparent to the braking system when off, they are sealed up from it until valves open. I used to never bleed ABS on my Contour at all and never had a problem ever even though the lines were emptied of all fluid to change it.

Now if it activated with air in lines, yeah, you'll need to power it up to be able to bleed through it.
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Ok my question is in circuitry ,usually wires connected is on disconnected is off ,or vise versa,I'll keep bleeding but since the sensors are gone I should be able to cross wires and bleed the abs unless this is something completely different like a single leg circuit where the ground/power comes from elsewhere,I'll keep on bleeding Lol only did about four bleeds per wheel Lol just didn't wanna ruin anything
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