2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Car on when bleeding brakes ?? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; I searched other threads on brakes, but was unable to get my question anwsered.... When bleeding brakes on the V ...
- 03-02-12 02:28 PM #1Cadillac Owners Fanatic
- Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V Sport Wagon, 2013 Escalade
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- Dec 2011
- Southern California
Car on when bleeding brakes ??
I searched other threads on brakes, but was unable to get my question anwsered....
When bleeding brakes on the V with a power bleeder, does car need to be running to engage theABS ??
Any help would be great
- 03-02-12 02:43 PM #2Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
- Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-V A6 Sedan Modded :)
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Re: Car on when bleeding brakes ??
I bleed with the engine off. It will bleed all fluid except that in the abs pump. No need to flush the pump IMO as there is so little fluid and it will get recirculated when the abs kicks in. If you have cracked open the system (replaced any lines) you should bleed the abs pump. I've done that two ways. The best is hook up to a Tech II and open the pump circuit and bleed. The other way is to do a full bleed, take the car out on a dirt or otherwise slippery road and hit the brakes so the abs goes on. Then bleed again.
- 03-02-12 06:31 PM #3
Not much to add, I'll just say I've used a power bleeder with car off. Works fine...