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Brake Fluid Capacity

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by AzDragonLord, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. AzDragonLord

    AzDragonLord Rockstar

    I'm thinking about bleeding my brakes this weekend on my 2009 Sierra using my new Motive Brake Bleeding kit. Does anyone know the fluid capacity of the brake system? I don't want to run short mid-way thru the procedure. I'm at work now and don't have my manual handy.

    Thanx.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Thread Killer Extraordinaire Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I'd get at least 2 quarts for a full fluid change and bleed. Get 3 just in case...
  3. stephan

    stephan Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    X2, you're going to need more than the capacity of the system because you're going to have to keep pumping it out untill it runs clean & clear & this is an unknown & depends on how clean or dirty your system is. I vote for 3 quarts :)
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

  5. AzDragonLord

    AzDragonLord Rockstar

    Sounds good....thanx y'all! :)
  6. I've done mine and I agree with everyone on the better to have more principle..... clean is mean!!!!!! Don't you just love that bleeder?
  7. AzDragonLord

    AzDragonLord Rockstar

    Worked great on the truck....had to mod it for the wife's Galant though.

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