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Old 06-20-2004, 04:54   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bleeding brakes

Went to bleed the brakes in the EL as suggested per workshop manual. Anyways, did the rears fine but had not luck with the fronts!! The bleeder valves at the front did not have the little caps on them like the back. When the bleeder was loosened and I pressed the brake no brake fluid would come out at all. Is it possible that the valves are blocked coz they did not have the caps on them??

I got all new disks and pads and the brakes donít feel 100% to me. I am going to get Ford to check them out for me.
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Re: Bleeding brakes

yeah, i found mine without the caps filled up with dirt, i screwed them out, then got the drill and a small bit, and cleaned them out. all was good then.

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Re: Bleeding brakes

you dont need a drill - just remove them from the callipers and use a large sewing needle or a pick to clean them out - usually its just full of dirt, so get the stuff out with the needle and then blow it out with compressed air or just your mouth, then refit and away you go.

make sure the master cylinder doesnt run out of brake fluid while oyu are doing this.
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Re: Bleeding brakes

Thanks for the info guys!! I didnt wanna pull them off coz I didnt know if it was a good idea?!?! I'll see how much ford will charge to do them and bleed the brakes as i still have heaps of oil they can use, if they are to expensive i'll do it myself next weekend.
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you dont need a drill - just remove them from the callipers and use a large sewing needle or a pick to clean them out - usually its just full of dirt, so get the stuff out with the needle and then blow it out with compressed air or just your mouth, then refit and away you go.

make sure the master cylinder doesnt run out of brake fluid while oyu are doing this.
Should I leave the lid on brake fluid contained under the bonnet or take it of while removing the bleeder valves??? I assume leaving it on will create a vacume and the fluid wont just run out while the bleeder if off????

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eh? you only need to remove the little 10mm bleeder nipples from the callipers, not the whole callipers!!!!! they are tiny little things, like 10mm nut by about 15mm long. its sooo easy!
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