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2001 Mustang GT rear brake job

Replaced pads, calipers, rotors--cannot bleed brakes. Pedal goes to the floor. Replaced master cylinder. Pedal still goes to the floor.

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  • debkat103 Sep 12, 2008

    That was the question. Why are we unable to bleed the brakes? We've bled the master cylinder and cracked rear bleeders over and over with no success. Car is going to the shop.

  • debkat103 Sep 13, 2008

    Turns out the car has ABS which was something we were unfamiliar with. They have to be bled differently. And we have to replace the proportional valve which was leaking. Finally just took it to the shop to be done with it. Have learned from this and hope never to see it again.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I have a 2003 mustang gt with excessive brake travel

  • Steven Brock May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a huge *** air pocket. I assumed you use a two man team with brake pumping. With time, that should of taken care of it. Otherwise, I don't know. Sorry, but this stumps me too. When it's figured out, I'ld like to know the answer to it.

  • Steven Brock May 11, 2010

    why can't you bleed brakes?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Brakes stop car but pedal slowly sinks to floor

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    After replacing rear calipers and pads I bled the brakes but now the pedal goes to the floor and will not pump up with engine running

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    1996chevrolet corsica replaced all brakes and blead them all out and the abs light stays on and sometimes the pedal goes to the floor

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I just replaced both my calipers and pads on my 97 red ford ranger but I have a leak at the fitting where the brake line and caliper meet iv tryed new crush washers but its still ******* brake fluid every time I step on the brake, what could it be?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    put new brake lines on my car,now I have to put my brake pedal almost all the way down to get the car to stop.I have bleed the lines 4 times and still have to put the pedal all the way down to get the car to stop.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Pedal to floor

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Yep this is a two man job, onece you get air in the lines is better to do all four, my has abs and i was able to do it, but next time don't take anylines lose just turn the piston clockwise and you should be able to push it in.

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