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|Brake lines 2001 Dutchman||John Dirks||3-16-16|
|I'm helping a friend do maintenance on his RV. It's a 2001 Dutchman on a Chevy 3500 Express chassis. 30k miles. |
We may need to replace some portions of rusty brake lines. My question is about the bleeding process after changing the lines. I see the hydraulic booster near the master cylinder. Also, there is another mechanism mounted on the frame in the area under the drivers seat. What is this part called, what does it do and how will it affect the bleeding process?
Thanks in advance for you help. I can get more information about the RV if needed.
|Re: brake lines 2001 Dutchman||Bubba The Bus Tech||3-21-16|
|ANti lock brakes complicate things no end on Chev stuff of this era. If you can limit the amount of air into the system between the anti-lock module and master cylinder. Try to not drain the system from the anti-lock module and your repair point.|
The process is compplicated. Overview: Basically to bleed the system you need to plug in a scanner and cycle the anti lock system to purge the air.
If you get lucky you can bleed at the module and wheel cyliners and calipers and get a good result. 80% of the time for me. The other 20 means having a mobile tech come over and charge me 50 bucks to cycle the system while I bleed it.