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I would like to bleed my own rear brakes. Assuming its a process that does not require computer intervention.
Why wait 2 hours and blow half a day at the dealer. My last fix to my steering, at the dealer, resulted in a cracked windshield. Anyone else feel the same?
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I feel the same way. A few minutes with a flare wrench, right? The issues making me think twice are that:

1. The recall doesn't come off the carfax so next owner will need to address.

2. Like you mention, who knows if there's any computers or sensors that need to be reset? I could be wrong but there's no service manual available for the Volt as far as I know.

3. I don't know about you but with my luck I'll snap the bleeder screw!

4. Hey, I paid enough for this thing let them deal with it!

I'll probably get it addressed the next time I have to take it in.
 

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I would like to bleed my own rear brakes. Assuming its a process that does not require computer intervention.
You would need a VCX Nano or similar to be able to command the Antilock Brake System Automated Bleed procedure under GDS2...

Not to mention the Brake Pressure Bleeder and Adapter tool(s) that would be used to perform this procedure by the GM tech!;)
 

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You would need a VCX Nano or similar to be able to command the Antilock Brake System Automated Bleed procedure under GDS2...

Not to mention the Brake Pressure Bleeder and Adapter tool(s) that would be used to perform this procedure by the GM tech!;)
Thanks, I'm out!
 

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I quit bleeding my own brakes as soon as I had a car with ABS. Too critical to risk messing up, and I don't want to invest in the tools needed to do it right.

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You would need a VCX Nano or similar to be able to command the Antilock Brake System Automated Bleed procedure under GDS2...

Not to mention the Brake Pressure Bleeder and Adapter tool(s) that would be used to perform this procedure by the GM tech!;)
Its a lot like my Vette which requires a Gen2 computer to properly bleed the system. I guess the good old days are gone--miss having my wife at the wheel with me yelling "pump pump 10 X and hold"
Guess I'll let the dealer screw it up.
How did hydrogen get into the system and only the rear brakes??
 

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Its a lot like my Vette which requires a Gen2 computer to properly bleed the system. I guess the good old days are gone--miss having my wife at the wheel with me yelling "pump pump 10 X and hold"
Guess I'll let the dealer screw it up.
How did hydrogen get into the system and only the rear brakes??
I'm guessing it had something to do with the manufacturing process of the caliper.
 

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I would like to bleed my own rear brakes. Assuming its a process that does not require computer intervention.
Why wait 2 hours and blow half a day at the dealer. My last fix to my steering, at the dealer, resulted in a cracked windshield. Anyone else feel the same?
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Nope. If the dealer breaks stuff incidental to a fix, the dealer fixes it for free. If I break stuff incidental to a fix, I get to pay for it and do the work. My time might not be worth the hundred bucks or so the dealership charges for shop time, but I doubt that it would work out in my favor in the long run, because I'd likely take three times as long even after practice, and my time certainly IS worth $35 per hour.
 

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Got this recall done yesterday by a volt tech at the dealership. They provide shuttle service to work and back. So no big deal for me to drop it off in the morning and pick it up at 5 pm.
 

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Got this recall done yesterday by a volt tech at the dealership. They provide shuttle service to work and back. So no big deal for me to drop it off in the morning and pick it up at 5 pm.
Yes, avoid the rush, get it done as soon as you know there is a recall/service campaign. At least, that's the way I try to do it. My dealer has a shuttle service as well. I drop off the car as soon as they open, they have a guy drive me back. I pickup at end of day (wife's car). Other than getting there early, it's not much hassle.
 

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For those who have done this recall, what did the invoice say regarding the recall number? In my invoice, the recall # is: 18279. But on mychevrolet.com, it is N182167900. So I don't know if they used some sort of "internal" code for the same recall?

Also how long does it take on mychevrolet.com to say that the recall has been completed? I got mine done on Sept 5, but I've been checking on mychevrolet.com, it still says "INCOMPLETE" for the recall. Now I am starting to wonder if the tech did the same recall or not, although in the invoice (other than a different recall number), the description says "Rear brake pistons degrassing causing soft brakes pedal bleed brakes". That sounds pretty close to the recall. Attached is the invoice line item for it.

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For those who have done this recall, what did the invoice say regarding the recall number? In my invoice, the recall # is: 18279. But on mychevrolet.com, it is N182167900. So I don't know if they used some sort of "internal" code for the same recall?

Also how long does it take on mychevrolet.com to say that the recall has been completed? I got mine done on Sept 5, but I've been checking on mychevrolet.com, it still says "INCOMPLETE" for the recall. Now I am starting to wonder if the tech did the same recall or not, although in the invoice (other than a different recall number), the description says "Rear brake pistons degrassing causing soft brakes pedal bleed brakes". That sounds pretty close to the recall. Attached is the invoice line item for it.

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Just closing the loop. The notification went away today on mychevrolet. So it does take a while (2 weeks) to get the online system updated after the dealer has performed the recall.
 

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Just closing the loop. The notification went away today on mychevrolet. So it does take a while (2 weeks) to get the online system updated after the dealer has performed the recall.
Thanks for the follow up. I think I read something on the website that said it would take up to two weeks for service appointments to show up so I guess that makes sense. Thanks again.
 
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