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How to Bleed the Brakes on a ’91 Nissan 300ZX


The Nissan 300ZX’s history dates way back to 1970, when Datsun — now Nissan — released the 240Z. Until the 1984 release of the 300ZX, Datsun and Nissan introduced two other Z-cars, the 260Z and the 280Z. In 1984, the 300ZX came about and it lasted through 1996. The 1991 300ZX came standard with a 222-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 and had an optional turbocharged 3.0-liter engine that produced 300 horsepower. The disc brake system in the 1991 300ZX had a hydraulic fluid that carried the pressure created by the master cylinder to the brake calipers. When air gets in the hydraulic fluid, it can cause a soft-feeling brake pedal or even poor braking. Bleeding the 1991 300ZX’s brakes will eliminate the air in the lines.

Things You’ll Need

DOT 3 brake fluid (amount varies), Wheel chocks, Floor jack, Jack stands, 1/4-inch rubber hose, 3 feet long, Small, clear container, Combination wrench set