Honda Civic/Acura Integra

since 1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

Honda Tsivik
+ Cars of the Honda Civic and Acura Integra brand
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine
+ Gear shifting box
+ Coupling and power shafts
- Brake system
   System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) - the general information and codes of malfunctions
   Replacement of brake shoes of disk brake mechanisms
   Removal, repair and installation of supports of disk brake mechanisms
   Check of a state, removal and installation of a brake disk
   Replacement of boots of drum brake mechanisms of back wheels
   Removal and installation of wheel cylinders
   Removal and installation of the main brake cylinder
   Check of a state and replacement of brake lines and hoses
   Pumping of the brake system
   Check of serviceability of functioning/tightness, removal and installation of assembly of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   Adjustment of the parking brake
   Replacement of a cable(s) of the drive of the parking brake
   Check of serviceability of functioning, replacement and adjustment of the sensor switch of stoplights
   Check of serviceability of functioning and replacement of the sensor switch of level of brake fluid
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


Pumping of the brake system

You make pumping of the brake system in goggles. At casual hit of brake fluid in eyes immediately wash out them a plentiful amount of water and ask for the help the doctor!

Pumping of hydraulic system is made for the purpose of removal from it of the air getting to the highway when performing service of brake mechanisms, replacing hydraulic lines or GTTs, and also when lowering below the minimum admissible value of level of liquid in the tank of the main cylinder.


1. If air got to system owing to falling of level of liquid in the GTTs tank, or at a detachment from GTTs of brake lines, brake mechanisms of all four wheels are subject to pumping. At a detachment of lines from any of supports / wheel cylinders there will be only a concrete brake mechanism given to pump over enough.
2. If the detachment of the brake line from the union located between GTTs and one of brake mechanisms was made only this part of a brake contour is pumped over.
3. Several times squeeze out a pedal of a foot brake at the switched-off engine for dumping of residual depression in the vacuum amplifier of brakes. Uncover the GTTs tank, as necessary add fresh liquid to the tank, then enclose polyethylene under a cover and screw it into place.

Do not forget to check regularly liquid level in the tank during pumping performance. Excessive falling of level is fraught with hit in air GTTs that will bring to naught all made efforts and will cause need of pumping of all brake system.

4. Secure with the help of the assistant, prepare a reserve of fresh brake fluid, the transparent vessel which is partially filled with brake fluid, the piece of a plastic hose which is densely put on the pumping gate, and a suitable rozhkovy key for отпускания / tightenings of the gate.

Models with ABS


1. When replacing GTTs, or after excessive lowering of level of hydraulic liquid in its tank on the equipped ABS models, begin the procedure with pumping of the brake lines connected to the main cylinder. Ask the assistant to squeeze out slowly against the stop the accelerator pedal and to hold it in the lower situation. Serially weaken nipple connections of the brake lines brought to GTTs, producing from them the liquid mixed with air. Repeat the procedure until from the cylinder liquid, free from air bubbles, does not begin to be pushed out. Now it is possible to pass to pumping of the hydraulic modulator of pressure.
2. For pumping of the modulator densely put a piece of a plastic hose on the gate of its pumping. Having started the engine, lift pressure in the modulator, then release the gate on 1/8÷1/4 of a turn, producing the brake fluid mixed with air.

Hydraulic liquid is in the modulator under high pressure. Do not release the pumping gate more than on 1/4 turns in order to avoid sharp emission of a stream of hydraulic liquid at all. Kill the engine and pump over other components of the brake system (see below).

At inclusion of a control lamp of ABS on an instrument guard of the car the procedure described in the last paragraph should be repeated.

All models


1. Slightly weaken the gate of pumping of the brake mechanism of the right back wheel, then again bring up him so that it was easily and quickly released during the procedure.

2. Pull on the gate a suitable plastic or rubber hose which second end lower in the transparent vessel which is partially filled with pure brake fluid (see an accompanying illustration). The cut of a hose has to be completely shipped in liquid.

3. Ask the assistant to squeeze out several times slowly a pedal of a foot brake, having lifted thereby pressure in system.
4. At recorded in we string the provision of a brake pedal slightly open the pumping gate so that from it brake fluid began to be forced out. You watch a liquid exit from the end of a hose shipped in liquid. In couple of seconds when the pressure weakens, close the gate and allow the assistant to release a pedal.
5. Repeat procedures of the last two paragraphs until liquid, free from air bubbles, does not begin to follow from the gate, then pass to the brake mechanism of the left forward wheel. Working in a similar manner, pump over this mechanism, then mechanisms left back and right forward wheels.

Constantly watch that liquid level in the GTTs tank did not fall excessively low!

6. Do not add old brake fluid in the tank at all, – it is hygroscopic in the highest measure and over time absorbs in itself a lot of moisture that leads to falling of a point of its boiling and, as a result, to decrease in efficiency of braking. Besides, presence at hydraulic system of moisture promotes the accelerated aging of material of flexible brake hoses.
7. Upon completion of pumping add fresh brake fluid in the GTTs tank, having normalized its level.
8. Check efficiency of functioning of brakes. The pedal when squeezing has to show firm resistance, – the feeling of softness of its course demonstrates existence in hydraulic contours of air and need of repetition of the procedure of pumping.

Do not start operation of the car at all, being not absolutely sure of serviceability of functioning of the brake system!