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Has anyone used a OBDII scanner auto bleed air out of the ABS module?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:51 pm
by ds32928
My Freestyle has a soft brake pedal again, even after having the brake lines bled 6 months ago. Im sure there is air mainly in the ABS module, because when we had icy streets I was able to get the brake pedal high and hard again by slamming on the brakes while on ice, getting the ABS to kick in which results in openings the solenoids which let the trapped air escape into the brake lines. I should of then had the brake lines bled the 2nd time to remove the air from the lines but I didnt. Now no ice for me to repeat. Im sure the dealership has a $1000 scanner that can open the solenoids, but dont want to pay them a couple hundred, when I can get the proper scanner for $150.

Question is, does anyone have any experience with using one of these more pricey scanners with that Auto ABS bleed feature, on a Freestyle?

Re: Has anyone used a OBDII scanner auto bleed air out of the ABS module?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:41 pm
by Webmaster
Can you find a dirt/gravel road and do some hard stops to kick in ABS that way?

Re: Has anyone used a OBDII scanner auto bleed air out of the ABS module?

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:51 pm
by ds32928
Yes, thats a good idea, Ill give it a try.