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Air in my lines?

I have a 2001 ford taurus the prob i have is i cant get brakes on the left front or right rear when i bleed the lines i just get lotts of air ..iv replaced the lines the abs unit the master cylinder new pads&shoes cant figure it out ....also sometimes my driversdoor power window dont work other times works perfect seems like when it doesnt work you can hear a clicking sound under the dash

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  • dacii27 May 30, 2009

    thanks for the info ill look into that..was also told it may be the proportioning valve?

  • dacii27 Jun 01, 2009

    I had this prob long before i changed the abs pump i bought the car cheap they said it needed brakes i started with pads/shoes that didnt work then lines then master cylinder still same prob so i finaly called a ford garage explained the prob they said it needed a new abs pump changed that ...does the same thing know as the day i started ..ill give it a shot tho ill try a diff ford garage one were they know a little more then the last one hopefully.. with any luck they can blead it out ..thanks for the info!

  • dacii27 Jun 02, 2009

    it has all new brake lines from one end to the other ...the weird part is that it has a perfect brake pedal. the passenger side front and driver side rear brakes work perfect but the other two wheels dont work at all when you loosen the bleader screw you just get air not normal air like when you typicaly bleed brakes this thing will spit out air for 2 or 3 min straight

  • dacii27 Jun 03, 2009

    havent run a diagnostic check yet.. the brakes dont work at all on the left front or right rear prob will end up taking it to a ford garage as bad as i hate the thought of it

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Check the slave cylinder......also, you may have a vacuum line off....

The power window: you could have corroded contacts....You will have to remove the door panel prob to get to the place where the switch plugs into the motor. Just unplug and clean the contacts with a very small wire brush if they are bad....with a pencil eraser if not bad...just dirty

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If you replaced the ABS you might have to take the car to someone (dealer) that has the unit to bleed the abs unit by command. Sometimes you get lucky and you can bleed it like a non abs brake system. Sounds like to me that you will have to purge/bleed the abs with the unit from the dealer.(It opens and closes individual ports within the ABS)
1 hour at the most should do it.
Good luck!

Posted on May 31, 2009

  • taurus2000 Jun 01, 2009

    do you have the engine running when you bleed the brakes?

    Try that and see if the fluid flows before you go to the dealer.

    Make sure the wheels are on the ground when you bleed the brakes, this is necessary for the proportioning valve. I have also read that you need 3/4 of a tank of gas in the tank. again this would be needed for weight for the proportioning valve.



    Bottom line something is very wrong if you are getting no fluid.

    The only other thing i can think of is the line is clogged. Do you have flex(rubber) brake lines leading into the brakes?

  • taurus2000 Jun 02, 2009

    have you run an ABS diagnostic check with an ABS scanner?

    Were any codes found when you did?

    Are the non working brakes not working at all or are they applying some pressure to the pads/shoes?

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