BLEEDING HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM.
This task covers:
Wheels chocked (para 2-8.1).
General mechanics tool kit
Common No. 1 shop set
Rags (Item 10, Appendix E)
Brake Fluid (Item 1, Appendix E)
When performing maintenance on brake system, ensure that wheels are securely chocked. Failure
to follow this warning may cause trailer to roll, resulting in serious injury or death to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Install one end of bleeder hose (2) to wheel cylinder bleeder fitting (1) and other end of hose in clean container
(3) three-fourths full of brake fluid (4).
Eye injury may result if brake fluid comes in contact with eyes. Always wear eye protection when
working with brake fluid. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
Dirt, water, or grease will contaminate brake fluid, causing brake system damage. Clean exterior of
master cylinder and master cylinder cap before removing cover.
Remove cap (5) from master cylinder (6).
Fill master cylinder (6) to 1/8 inch from top of reservoir with brake fluid.