Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brisbane Australia
Ok, what you just described, starting the calibration but failing just after starting is a indication of a problem with the Accumulator. I bet if you do a System Bleed (bleed air from the hydraulics) it will give a FAIL at the end of the Bleed as well.
When you do a EOL calibration the first thing it does is a System Bleed, then there is a pause, then it starts doing the actual calibration. If there is a problem with the system pressure or Accumulator it will fail at this point.
It is also recommended that you do a System Bleed twice before doing the calibration. If after doing this it still fails at that point just after starting you most likely have a fault with the accumulator.
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