Bleeding/controlling ABS unit
Does anyone have access to software/tools to access and control the ABS unit during a brake bleed? I am trying to eliminate the ABS as a source of my soft brake pedal. I would like to be able to:
- Close off all ABS ports to ensure I can get a stiff pedal. If the pedal is still mush, I know the problem lies in the master or ABS unit. If the pedal is hard, I know the problem is past the ABS.
- I'd then like to open each port one at a time to bleed each channel. This way I can systematically firm up each brake channel and get the pedal hard again.
The last two shops I went to weren't really sure how to actually use the software and control the valves. Ideally the dealer software should do it, but my hopes of getting to a mechanic that truly wants to spend the time to fix this while not taking my arm and leg for it are slim.
Anywhere in the Toronto/Niagara/London areas are fine - I can travel if someone has the software to tackle this. If you have the software or know of someone that does, please drop me a note or post.