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Ford Freestyle Rear Brakes

When replacing rear pads on a 2005 Freestyle will i need to do any brake bleeding? I remember once i changed brakes on a honda i nearly had an accident when i pressed my brakes they went to the floor. Someone told me i forgot to bleed them. will i need to do this for the freestyle? And how can i prevent getting air in brake line? Thx

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No just change pads one side at a time when you finish start car and lightly pump pedal till you have a full pedal

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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