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Old 11-12-2010, 17:30   #1 (permalink)
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99 Tarus brake problem

My 99 Tarus rear brake caliper on the driver side is not working. I replaced with a new caliper but when bleeding I only get a small amount of fluid oozing out while the other side really shots out. I see no lines that look like they are kinked.

Anybody have any suggestions. When I drive it sometimes the pedal goes to the floor and it seems like I have no brakes at all
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Old 11-12-2010, 17:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Tarus brake problem

I would try bleeding it again. Sounds like air in the lines.
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My 99 Tarus rear brake caliper on the driver side is not working. I replaced with a new caliper but when bleeding I only get a small amount of fluid oozing out while the other side really shots out. I see no lines that look like they are kinked.

Anybody have any suggestions. When I drive it sometimes the pedal goes to the floor and it seems like I have no brakes at all
Thanks

Hello and good day to you Dave:

May I ask have you Bled brakes before??

Here are a few links that are very helpful... bleeding brakes - Google Search

How to Bleed Brakes - Tips on Bleeding Brakes - Popular Mechanics

If you have a line that has be contaminated with dirt, or a good amount of air got into the brake line, it will take awhile for a good flow to come out.

You have a Front,,,and Back reservoir for the Brakes on the Master Cylinder...check the levels after each Bleed.
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Re: 99 Tarus brake problem

Hi, try bleeding it with this caliper removed or disconnected; The rubber hose has a small hole in it and could be blocked or restricted. You may need to replace that hose.
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I wouldn't try bleeding it with the caliper removed, you'll push the caliper piston out.
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Re: 99 Tarus brake problem

Hi. I meant to say with the caliper completely removed and the hydraulic line or hose disconnected from the caliper. Therefore, just checking the flow before it goes through the caliper. [hose test]
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