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    Brake fluid reservoir full

    Hi guys!
    I recently purchased a 2.0 16v 9A Corrado with ABS, and I am having a break issue.

    My brake fluid reservoir is full to the top with fluid. The brake pedal is spongy. The ABS light goes off after turning on the engine. ABS seems to work just fine. Should I bleed the brakes or just use a hose to empty some of the excess fluid?

    Thanks for the help!
    VW CORRADO 2.0 16v 9A

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    Has the fluid been changed recently.... it may have water/ condensation in it, if it's old... you can check it with a guage. But I'd prob do a complete fluid change... bleeding the brakes I find a nightmare on a corrado.
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    Sorry for the newb question but, changing the brake fluid does not imply bleeding the brakes also?

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    Someone has probably overfilled it or replaced the brake pads and pushed the caliper pistons back in without checking the fluid level.

    Grab yourself a Turkey baster from Wilkos/poundshop and suck some of the fluid out. If the car is new to you then always worth doing a full fluid flush and bleeding them up. As mentioned above, bleeding Corrados seems much more difficult than the other cars I've done

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    i changed the fluid on my car and the pedal was spongy but after a few hours driving the pedal stiffened up again

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    Thanks guy's for all you're answers!

    I'll keep you posted!

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    Let gravity do the work.Top up brake fluid place a tight fitting hose over the brake nipple ,crack off the nippel and it will bleed no problems. That’s how l did mine

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    Should I do this to the farthest brake cable or ...?

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    If your unsure how to do it, get a pro to do it. From memory their are 6 bleed nipples... 2 in engine bay
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    Is it just here or it is very hard to find in someone who has the knowledge and patience to do certain things on older cars
    VW CORRADO 2.0 16v 9A

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