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2002 Hyundai Accent, brake line not getting fluid from reservoir
04-07-2012, 10:19 PM (This post was last modified: 04-07-2012 10:22 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: 2002 Hyundai Accent, brake line not getting fluid from reservoir
The short answer is "not always" because there's a series of seals and plungers inside the MC, plus it may be air bound.

Here's what I would do:

Bleed the brakes again starting at the master cylinder. Have someone pump the pedal several tines then crack the fitting to the rear most side. Repeat several times till there's no air. (check the fluid level) Do the same for the front most fitting on the MC and also check the fluid again. Fill as necessary.

Now, keep in mind that the rear most part of the MC is for the front brakes and the front part of the MC is for the rear brakes. Once the MC is clear of air go around and bleed the brakes at the wheels as you did the first time. When all the air is out and you finally have a good pedal feel try holding the pedal lightly as if you are at a stop light. If the pedal fades away toward the floor slowly (may take 30 - 60 seconds) then the MC is no good and must be replaced. If you have any other issues then post again and we'll see what we can do.

Edited to add: this is for pressure bleeding. IOW, you mush have an assistant to pump the pedal and hold pressure while you bleed. The so called "gravity bleeding" may not work on many cars.
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