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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-05, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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frown problem with bleeding brakes - mk2 esky

Was bleeding the brakes on my mk2 escort, got to the last one and all was going well untill only air came out. We kept pumping the brakes for ages yet no fluid came out. Left it for a day then tried again, fluid came out straight away like normal for maybe 100ml, then nothing but air again.
The brake fluid level never got low or anything unusual happening elsewhere. what could have gone wrong??

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Re: problem with bleeding brakes - mk2 esky

try leaving the nipple open and leaving it for like 2-3 hours and let gravity do all the work, top up reserivoir and keep an eye on it.
worth a shot if nothin else comes up
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Re: problem with bleeding brakes - mk2 esky

u should be able to gravity bleed it in 10-15 minutes the way elford described. if it's pumping out air and the fluid isnt going down then it's sucking in air from somewhere. 99% of the time it'll have a blocked port in the master cylinder. when the pedal returns it wants to suck fluid into the master cylinder but if it cant and it has weak seals it will suck air in past the seals.

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