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I need to bleed my brakes on a 1999 ford escot zx2 where is the bleeder at

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Its not really a bleed/ What you need is someone in the car pressing on the barkes pumping the brakes then holding them down tighten the calipers and do it over and over till you get the pad on the rotor and it usually takes 3-4 times for the brake pad to set itself/ Please ratemy repsonse thank you very much

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Is their a bleeder screw on the master cylinder on my 1999 grand am ?


If you have tried EVERYTHING, then you should have found the solution by now!.....Just messin' with ya :)

On a more serious note: What you need to do is a RADICAL brake bleeding procedure. You have air trapped in your brake system - most likely in the anti-lock hydraulic control unit if your vehicle is equipped with one.
Here's what to do: Take the top off of your brake master cylinder and make sure is is full to the top with brake fluid. Then go to the RIGHT FRONT wheel and open the bleeder screw on the caliper. Slowly pump the brake about ten times WITHOUT closing the bleeder screw. I know, this goes against the general instructions for brake bleeding which tells you to push the pedal down then open the bleeder screw and hold the pedal to the floor until the bleeder is closed - you will just have to trust me on this one...

Anyway, once the pedal has been pumped about ten times, check the right brake caliper and see if there is a steady flow of fluid running from the bleeder. If not, pump it a few more times. If there IS a steady flow running out, close the bleeder, top off the fluid level in the master cylinder and move to the other side and repeat the process. Once you have the brakes bleeding on their own really good (gravity bleeding - steady flow) THEN close the bleeder screws and give the bleeders a round or two by the conventional method (have a helper to push down and hold the brake pedal while you open, then close the bleeder).

If the pedal is still feeling a little spongy, you may have to also bleed the rear brakes in the same manner, starting with the RIGHT REAR. (Always start with the brake that is the farthest from the master cylinder.)

This should take care of the problem. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Nov 20, 2011 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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How do i bleed the brakes on a 99 ford expedition?


on the brake calipers ther is a bleeder screw. It looks like a grease fitting.1) fill brake fluid 2) have a helper pump the brake pedal ( vehicle not running ) 6 - 8 times to the floor and release then press pedal to the floor and hold with foot pressure pressing down. 3) at this time loosen the bleeder valve and the pressure and air will release,( do not allow brake pedal to release or come up, continue to hold to the floor ! ) after pressure and any noticeable air bubbles and no more fluid comes out then this is the time to tighten or (close ) the bleeder screw. 4) continue this process untill no visable air bubbles are present, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CHECK THE BRAKE FLUID RESERVOIR AFTER TWO BLEEDINGS AND FILL AS NECESSARY ! 5) Continue the procedure on the opposite side. Do the two front wheels and the rear wheels as a pair as the brake system is a two part system, FRONT & REAR

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I bled the brakes on a 1998 ford escort zx2 but still cant get a full peddle


A bad master cylinder can cause this as well and improper bleeding. A leaking wheel cylinder or a bad rubber brake hose can cause this as well. Are you using a vacuum bleeder?

Oct 03, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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How do i bleed the brakes on a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am?


Bleeding the Brake System
When any part of the hydraulic system has been disconnected for repair or
replacement, air may get into the lines and cause spongy pedal action (because
air can be compressed and brake fluid cannot). To correct this condition, it is
necessary to bleed the hydraulic system so to be sure all air is purged.

When bleeding the brake system, bleed one brake cylinder at a time, beginning
at the cylinder with the longest hydraulic line (farthest from the master
cylinder) first. ALWAYS Keep the master cylinder reservoir filled with brake
fluid during the bleeding operation. Never use brake fluid that has been drained
from the hydraulic system, no matter how clean it is.

The primary and secondary hydraulic brake systems are separate and are bled
independently. During the bleeding operation, do not allow the reservoir to run
dry. Keep the master cylinder reservoir filled with brake fluid.


  1. Clean all dirt from around the master cylinder fill cap, remove the cap and
    fill the master cylinder with brake fluid until the level is within 1/4 I n.
    (6mm) of the top edge of the reservoir.
  2. Clean the bleeder screws at all 4 wheels. The bleeder screws are located on
    the top of the brake calipers.
  3. Attach a length of rubber hose over the bleeder screw and place the other
    end of the hose in a glass jar, submerged in brake fluid.
  4. Starting at the right rear proceed in this order left front, left rear and
    right front.
  5. Open the bleeder screw 1/2 - 3/4 turn. Have an assistant slowly depress the
    brake pedal.
  6. Close the bleeder screw and tell your assistant to allow the brake pedal to
    return slowly. Continue this process to purge all air from the system.
  7. When bubbles cease to appear at the end of the bleeder hose, close the
    bleeder screw and remove the hose.
  8. Check the master cylinder fluid level and add fluid accordingly. Do this
    after bleeding each wheel.
  9. Fill the master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.


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Need to know the name of the part/device that bleeds the brakes?


The part you turn to release the air and brake fluid is called a bleeder screw or bleed screw. If you are asking about tools to bleed the brakes they have many names. Just ask an auto parts store for brake bleeder tools. This is a brake bleed screw with the rubber cap removed. 5fdc04d.png

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Tried to bleed brakes by loosening the brake lines because the bleeder screws were broke off. it doesn't seem to be bleeding them good> what to do?


Only two options...remove the wheel cylinder asd carefully drill out the bleeder screw without damaging the threads or seat, or...replace the wheel cylinder (they aren't all that expensive). Since the line enters the cylinder lower that the bleeder, it is impossible to get the air out of there unless you turn the car upside down!!! No...don't try that!!!

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Have a 1999 dodge durango 5.2 liter v8 sat for 8 months just did a tune up and got it started but the brakes feel mushy or soft checked the master brake cylinder an its full do I just need to drive it for...


You could try bleeding them yes.. There should be a bleeder located on each caliper. Should have a little nut sticking up off the caliper. Remove that bleeder will be under it. If that does not work it may be the master cylinder itself. Just had same problem on ford van that turned out to be master cylinder. Hope that helps..

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I am trying to vacuum bleed my brakes. I replaced the pads and have no pedal at all. I cant draw any fluid through the bleeder nipple at all. Please help me out.

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I need to know how to bleed the brakes on a 1999 chevy blazer


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No need to run the engine. Start the bleed procedure from the caliper farthest from the master cylinder, and work toward it. This means bleed the passenger rear first, then the driver rear, then passenger front, then driver front. Don't stop bleeding any caliper until you get three or so consecutive streams of air-free fluid through the bleeder. Monitor the level of fluid in the cylinder, and be sure the cap is on while bleeding - only open it to add additional fluid as needed.

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