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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Bleeding hydraulic system following standard procedure

  Note
Bleeding the hydraulic system using brake filling and bleeding equipment -VAS 5234- is described.
A pre-pressure of 2 bar is required for bleeding the ABS hydraulic unit -N55-.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Brake filling and bleeding equipment -VAS 5234-
 
 

Bleeding hydraulic system following standard procedure

Tool set for brake bleeding -VAS 6564-
Carry out the following work:
–  On vehicles with 15-inch rims, remove rear wheels.
  Note
Adhere strictly to work sequence when bleeding brake system.
–  Connect brake filling and bleeding equipment -VAS 5234-.
–  Open bleeder valves in specified order and bleed brake calipers.
1 - Front left brake caliper
2 - Front right brake caliper
3 - Rear left brake caliper
4 - Rear right brake caliper
  Note
Use suitable bleeder hose. It must sit tightly on bleed valve so that no air can enter brake system.
–  Leave bleeder valve of each brake caliper open with bleeder hose fitted until brake fluid discharges free of air bubbles.
 

Bleeding hydraulic system following standard procedure

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Subsequent bleeding of hydraulic system
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