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?

A: Yes, open the bleeder screw. ABS systems ar...

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: ABS pump bad soft pedal - 2008 Ford Fusion

Hello - Yes, a replacement ABS pump must have the same part number as the pump it is replacing. These units are specific to your vehicle (make/model/production group), and have to match for the software that drives them to operate...

Q: car shakes when put on brakes. is that rosters or pads? gonna need to get it fixed regardless

Vibration and/or shaking on application of the brakes is often due to faulty rotors (warped, or irregularly worn). If the rotors are replaced, of course the brake pads will have to be replaced as well. The recommended services to request...

Q: Oil on electrodes of spark plugs and cylinders

First, visible amounts of oil on the spark plug electrode is never a good sign. To me, if the vehicle starts and struggles to run, there may be a major mechanical malfunction regarding your explanations. Have the mechanical timing checked...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...