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Old 03-17-2008, 09:48   #1 (permalink)
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Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

Hello everyone,

I have a caliper that needs to be changed on my 1996 Taurus. I am going to change that but i have a question about bleeding the brakes.

Does anyone know the correct order to bleed the brakes in? My dad tells me right rear, left rear, right front, and lastly left front. I thought that was for older vehicles though.

Is it the same for the Taurus?

Thank you
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

Officially its left rear, right front then right rear, left front.

But I always do the rear then the front.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

Thank you Shoz123.

Since i am changing the left rear caliper would i have to only bleed that caliper? I know that wouldn't work with any other but since this one is the furthest away from the master cylinder i figured maybe?
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:32   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

They all need it if the fluid is the original. The vacuum bleeder at Harbor Freight makes it a cinch.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:00   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

Ok thanks again. I have a set of speed bleeders that i got for this car. I guess it is the perfect time to install them.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:45   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

I had a set of speed bleeders once. The problem with them is the sealant that is on the threads wears off and they don't seal then.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:06   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Bleeding brakes 1996 Taurus

Since you're going to be bleeding the whole system, might I suggest you flush it. Start by evacuating as much out of the master cylinder and then refill with fresh, then bleed each cylinder to until it seems clear. You might have to evacuate and refill the master cylinder a few times as all that crud tends to back flush. Don't fret if you don't get most of it out, just restoring it will go a long way towards getting the dirt and water out of the system extending what life you have left.
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