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any damage or problems that may result from following these instructions.
They are to be used at your own risk. These instructions apply to many older
VW/Audi models but may not work with many newer ones. As always, you should
refer to a
Factory Repair Manual for your vehicle! Also
check the Ross-Tech Wiki to see if
there are vehicle-specific instructions that you should use instead.
This procedure details how to
bleed the ABS pump when replacing brake fluid. This procedure is NOT
necessary unless your ABS pump has gone completely dry. For normal brake
work including fluid replacement, hose replacement, pad replacement, etc.
this procedure is NOT necessary. Also, this procedure does not take the
place of good ol' fashioned brake bleeding with one person operating the
pedal while the other person opens the bleeder valves one by one and
collects the discharged fluid.
There are certain test conditions
that must be met before doing this procedure:
Procedure for Bleeding the ABS
Brake Pump in many older VW Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Audi TT with Mk20 or
[03 - ABS Brakes]
[Basic Settings - 04]
Group 001 (may be group 002 in Mk3 VW Golf/Jetta)
This will trigger the ABS pump to turn on for about 10
seconds. You should hear the fairly loud pump clicking during this time.
Click the [Done, Go Back]
button and you're all set.