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1. Connect and tighten all brake lines.

2. Fill master cylinder with DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid.

3. Bleed brake system using a pressure-type brake bleeder or manually, as follows:

4. Remove two 5/16” hex head bolts (#23) and lock washers (#22) that hold lever guide (#20) and flat safety stop plate (#21). Remove lever guide and safety stop plate. Using short strokes, pull forward on emergency lever (#19), pumping master cylinder until brake fluid within master cylinder stops bubbling.

5. Attach a bleeder hose to bleeder screw on the brake furthest from the actuator and submerge other end of hose into a transparent container partially filled with brake fluid. Loosen bleeder screw and, watching hose in transparent container, use emergency lever to pump master cylinder. Close bleeder screw before releasing lever at master cylinder. Continue process until no more bubbles are released from bleeder screw. Move to next wheel, and repeat process until all brakes have been bled. (Note: Check fluid level in master cylinder frequently while bleeding brakes (every 4 or 5 strokes). Refill as necessary to keep level above half full.)

6. Once bleeding is completed, refill master cylinder and attach cap (#6) secure reservoir cap. Replace safety stop plate, lever guide, lock washers and 5/16” hex head bolts.

7. Test brakes by pulling emergency lever (#19) forward until it locks into its second notch position. (Lever should be approximately straight up.) Attempt to rotate wheels in a forward direction. If any wheels rotate, brakes must be adjusted (drum style only) or system needs to be rebled. Repeat test procedure as necessary

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