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Bleeding brakes

What is the best way to bleed brakes?



 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-05, 08:01 PM
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Re: Bleeding brakes

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:01:23 -0400, rayfromky rearranged some electrons to
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> What is the best way to bleed brakes?


Year? Model? Your level of expertise?


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 10:01 PM
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Re: Bleeding brakes

I HAVE A 96 BRONCO. BEEN WORKING ON car for 40 years. but not to much
on new car with abs. thanks

 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 10:01 PM
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Re: Bleeding brakes

If you have 4WAL, you can bleed them just like a non-ABS system with no
problem. Start at the wheel farthest away from the master cylinder, and work
your way to the closest.
RR,LR,RF,LF, then bleed master cylinder if the pedal feels spongy.
Do not let the master cylinder go low while doing it.

Also, if you replace brake pads on that system, don't force the pistons back
into the calipers without first cracking the bleeders on the caliper. DO NOT
force fluid back through the ABS unit. Take extra care if the pistons are
phenolic, (like plastic) instead of metal. They will break easy.

Good luck,

Spdloader




<rayfromky@webtv.net> wrote in message
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>I HAVE A 96 BRONCO. BEEN WORKING ON car for 40 years. but not to much
> on new car with abs. thanks
>



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 10:01 PM
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Re: Bleeding brakes


"Spdloader" <askforit@nospam.triad.rr.com> wrote in message
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> If you have 4WAL, you can bleed them just like a non-ABS system with no
> problem. Start at the wheel farthest away from the master cylinder, and
> work your way to the closest.
> RR,LR,RF,LF, then bleed master cylinder if the pedal feels spongy.
> Do not let the master cylinder go low while doing it.
>
> Also, if you replace brake pads on that system, don't force the pistons
> back into the calipers without first cracking the bleeders on the caliper.
> DO NOT force fluid back through the ABS unit. Take extra care if the
> pistons are phenolic, (like plastic) instead of metal. They will break
> easy.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Spdloader

I am not the OP, but I never realised about cracking the bleeder. Thanks,
Geoff.


 
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