How to do a one-person Brake Fluid Flush / Brake Bleed as demonstrated on a Honda Element. Learn how to do a complete brake system flush to replace the old, dirty and contaminated brake fluid with fresh & clean DOT 3 brake fluid. The two-person method is discussed and the one person method is shown to bleed the brakes. I also show the correct order to bleed Honda brakes for a complete flush.
- The Honda-prescribed bleed pattern:
LeftFront – RightFront – RightRear – LeftRear
- Do not use open bottles of brake fluid that are more than a few weeks old as the fluid begins to absorb moisture from the air as soon as the seal is broken.
- The ABS can not be flushed without a special tool. You can indirectly flush it by activating it while driving. To activate the ABS, bring the car up to speed on a road with no other traffic & no passengers & slam on the brakes. Repeat 2-3 times. Ideally, you would re-flushhere, but if you bleed often its not really necessary.