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Brake Light Switch Adjustment; Air Bleeding Of Brake System - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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Brake Light Switch Adjustment

Adjustment should be made as follows. Pull up brake
pedal toward you and while holding it there, adjust
switch position so that clearance between end of thread
and brake pedal is as specified. Then lock it by turning
Clearance between brake pedal and brake light
"a": 0.5 – 1.5 mm (0.02 – 0.05 in.)

Air Bleeding of Brake System

Brake fluid is extremely damaging to paint. If
fluid should accidentally touch painted
surface, immediately wipe fluid from paint
and clean painted surface.
Bleeding operation is necessary to remove air whenever
it entered hydraulic brake system.
Hydraulic lines of brake system are based on the
diagonal split system. When a brake pipe or hose was
disconnected at the wheel, bleeding operation must be
performed at both ends of the line of the removed pipe or
hose. When any joint part of the master cylinder of other
joint part between the master cylinder and each brake
(wheel) was removed, the hydraulic brake system must
be bled at all 4 wheel brakes.
Perform bleeding operation starting with rear
brake caliper or wheel cylinder farthest from
master cylinder and then at front caliper of
the same brake line. Do the same on the
other brake line.
1. Right front brake caliper
2. Left front brake caliper
3. Right rear wheel cylinder
4. Left rear wheel cylinder
Brake Control System and Diagnosis:
1) Fill master cylinder reservoir with specified brake
fluid and keep at least one-half full of fluid during
bleeding operation.
Brake fluid
: Refer to reservoir cap
2) Remove bleeder plug cap. Attach a vinyl tube to
bleeder plug, and insert the other end into container.
3) Depress brake pedal several times, and then while
holding it depressed, loosen bleeder plug about one-
third to one-half turn.
4) When fluid pressure in cylinder is almost depleted,
retighten bleeder plug.
5) Repeat this operation until there are no more air
bubbles in hydraulic line.
6) When bubbles stop, depress and hold brake pedal
and tighten bleeder plug.
Tightening torque
Front brake caliper bleeder plug: 9 N·m (0.9 kgf-
m, 6.5 lb-ft)
Rear wheel cylinder bleeder plug: 8 N·m (0.8
kgf-m, 6.0 lb-ft)
7) Then attach bleeder plug cap.
8) After completing bleeding operation, apply fluid
pressure to pipe line and check for leakage.
9) Replenish fluid into reservoir up to specified level
referring to "Brake Fluid Level Inspection".
10) Check brake pedal for sponginess. If found spongy,
repeat entire procedure of bleeding.


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