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I have just replaced all my break lines and now i am trying to bleed them and i am doing the pumps on the break then letting the air bubbles out but it seems to be not working, just wondering if there is other ways then that?

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You may need to take it to a shop which has special equipment to bleed electronic ABS systems, Not sure about this for your truck. You are doing it correctly for older brake systems. My 2004 Ranger requires special equipment.

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