Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Advice on fitting new brake pads

asked by on

Would fitting new brake pads and turning piston caliper with pushing brake fluid back in the master cylinder harm in any way the ABS, or is opening the bleeder screw a better option?

Yes, open the bleeder screw. ABS systems are really complicated and expensive. On the old cars, you just squeeze them without worrying about it. But, when you are doing that one caliper, just open the brake bleeder over the pan there and get some fluid and squeeze it.

You’re getting the dirty fluid out anyway so get it right in the pan. When you’re done with the brake job, bleed a little with a bleeder valve there when you are done doing the job. It’s a lot safer doing it this way. If you would like to have your brake pads replaced for you, a technician from YourMechanic can service your vehicle at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 2004 suzuki xl7 made screeching noise while driving that got louder when i accelerated. Then car started idling and died?

The problem sounds like you either have worn bearings or brakes. This will cause loss of power and noise would stop when vehicle is not moving. Have the front brakes and bearings checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic...

Q: Code P1754

When you get this code on your vehicle it can be the first sign of an internal transmission failure. I would check the transmission fluid first. If it is really dark or dirty then there is an internal failure. If...

Q: Lights don't work correctly, ABS warning on

Hello there, these are not uncommon problems for a vehicle to have when it sits for awhile. With the ABS light on, the most likely cause is low or poor condition brake fluid. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and can cause...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.