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Old 01-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #10
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ABS does not necessarily mean power brakes. I'm not familiar with bleeding the power/servo ABS system (recognizable by the pump sound whenever you apply the brakes) but you would probably find it only on later models (2001 or 2002 onward I believe.)

For the non-servo ABS system, normal bleeding (by pressing the pedal, opening then closing the bleed nipple, releasing the pedal, and repeating numerous times) should shift the air out of the line without too much trouble. If you want to use a vacuum system or reverse bleed (forcing fluid back up from the caliper - not advisable with ABS unless you know the caliper and lines are clean internally) they should work too, but I don't see the point.
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