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Brake pedal almost goes floor

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

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The washer there should be a plain copper washer. Check that when you tighten the hose up that it is not twisted up and working loose .

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SOURCE: 2001 Mustang GT rear brake job

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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SOURCE: 1996 Ford F 150 Having brake problems....

You will really need to completely bleed the system. You may want to use a powerbleeder to get the system clear of air. It takes alot of pumping of the brakes to get all the air out. You will not get good brake pressure untill you clear out the brake system of air.

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SOURCE: how take off pins not bolts on caliper 87 Ford Ranger front brake

The pins / wedges just tap out use a scewdriver on the metal edge of the pin just tap it out to the rear and when putting them back in just tap them back in from the front. You will see they are diamond shape and metal cased around rubber very easy to do just take your time.

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SOURCE: brake pedal goes to the floor

check vacumn and\or connections to the vacumn boost cannister.

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SOURCE: Replaced brake pads on 2001

you need a new master cyclinder..you needed to open the brake line before you forced the caliper back in ,,,otherwise you force the fliud the wrong way though the master cylinder and ruin the internals

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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