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1996 ford explorer no brake fluid comming out of caliper bleeder bolt and no pressure at the peddle when pumping. Reservoir full. Can any body help. I have no brakes.

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    Timothy Taggart May 11, 2017

    Tryed to bleed the brakes nothing came came out at caliper so I check the line comming out at master cylinder nothing conning out there either when getting brake pedal pumped up.no pressure at the brake pedal.. Reservoir full. Thanks

  • Timothy Taggart
    Timothy Taggart May 11, 2017

    Yes I know to bleed master cylinder

  • solver2010 May 11, 2017

    Take lines LOOSE (but NOT disconnected) AT the master cylinder output. Make sure the master cylinder has brake fluid available to it ... then PUMP the master cylinder with LOTS of little bitty short strokes, maybe 1/2" at the peddle. After 100 or so strokes, give it a big stroke and then check to see if any brake fluid came out of the output lines on the master cylinder. If not, the MC is probably defective.

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Does it have anti-lock brakes? If so,sometimes a shop has to do a special bleed procedure to get your air out of system.
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Bad master cylinder? Does the master cylinder have any brake fluid in it? Can you completely remove the bleeder bolt? Do you know how to bleed a master cylinder? I assume the truck has power brakes.

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I suspect you may have twisted the hose on re assembly. The other possibility is that the bleed nipple is choked with dirt and rust. Remove it completely and see if the fluid starts to run out. If so replace nipple or clean out.

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you still air in system or a bad master cylinder or brake booster.

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I bled my breaks several times and still do not get it 2 work. I was told maybe the proportion valve is not working. I need 2 no how many proportion valves are there on my 97 nissan pathfinder?


I think there only be one, but I've never heard of that valve actually causing your condition.
Did you get fluid from the bleeders at all wheels? Sometimes ABS systems interfere with brake bleeding. In that case, you need to follow Nissan's accepted practice. You would have to ask a Nissan mechanic or consult a repair manual.
If they all bled good, and still no brakes, I would be thinking it is the master cylinder gone bad. The interior seals on masters can wear, then leak internally. Won't leak to outside, but the master cannot force pressure in the brake lines, if the seals are bad.

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Brake bleeding


To properly bleed the brakes, start with a couple of 8-ounce cans of fresh brake fluid. An unopened can has a long shelf life. An opened can should be discarded within a few weeks. Get the vehicle up in the air and remove all four wheels. Well, okay, you might be able to do this with the wheels on if you can swing a wrench on the bleeder valves.









Top off the reservoir with fresh fluid regularly as you bleed the system. Don\'t let it get more than half empty




So, your next task is to make sure the bleeder valves can be loosened. You\'ll need a box wrench that fits the bleeder bolt. A crescent wrench or Vise-Grip probably will just round off the bolt\'s flats. A little penetrating oil drizzled on the bolts the day before will help. So will some judicious tapping with a hammer to break up any corrosion. Loosen the bolts, but leave them closed.



If you can\'t turn the bleeders without breaking them off, you\'ll need to replace the brake calipers or wheel cylinders. See the above notation about penetrating oil and light hammer taps before applying enough torque to break these minuscule, hollow bolts.



Sneak into the kitchen and appropriate the small turkey baster. Remove the top to the master cylinder reservoir and suck out as much of the old squid ink as you can. Clean any sediment out of the reservoir with a clean, lint-free rag. Do not spill any brake fluid on any painted surfaces -- it will remove the paint pretty much immediately.



Get a piece of clear plastic tubing (aquarium tubing is fine, and it\'s cheap). Push one end of the tube over the brake bleeder bolt at the right rear of the car. Put the other end of the tube into a small, clear bottle with an inch or two of clean brake fluid in it. (This will keep air from being sucked back into the brake cylinder or caliper.) Put a piece of 1 x 4 lumber or some other spacer under the pedal to prevent the pedal from traveling too far when line pressure is released. Top off the master cylinder reservoir with fresh fluid and put the cover back on the reservoir. Fluid will squirt out of an open reservoir every time the pedal is released.



Cue the Helper


Your helper needs to be someone who can follow instructions exactly. He or she won\'t get dirty hands so you don\'t need to pull one of your pals away from the ballgame. A teenager in a white dress will do fine. Have your helper sit in the driver\'s seat and await your orders. Here\'s the drill: You say "down." He or she depresses the brake pedal with about the same amount of force needed to keep the car from rolling forward at a traffic light. Then your helper says "down" and keeps the pressure on. When you hear the call, warn your helper that the brake pedal is about to sink underfoot and to keep the pressure on constantly. Then crack the bleeder bolt a quarter-turn.











Got ABS? You may need to use a scan tool during the bleeding process to cycle the pump and valves.








Some of the old, contaminated fluid will trickle down the tubing into your bottle. When the trickle stops, close the bleeder. Then you say "up." Your helper says "up," and removes his or her foot from the pedal.



Repeat this process until fresh, clear fluid comes from the bleeder. Any out-of-sequence moves can suck air into the caliper. Yes, the end of the tubing is submerged in fluid, but air can travel past the threads on the bleeder bolt into the caliper if there\'s ever any negative pressure in the system while the bleeder is cracked.



Every half-dozen or so iterations, top off the reservoir with fresh fluid. Do not allow the reservoir to get more than half empty -- air can be sucked into the master cylinder unless the fluid level remains well above the bottom of the reservoir that feeds the cylinder.



Once clean fluid is coming out of the brake, snug the bleeder bolt and move your operation to the left rear wheel and start all over again. Next repeat the process with the right front and finally with the left front. Follow that with a few strokes of fresh fluid from all four, again. Don\'t forget to keep the reservoir topped off.

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I\'m assuming this is the one with the 5.7L LS1 V8. Ok, bleeding the clutch is real no different than bleeding your brakes. Locate our slave cylinder.(Not the reservoir) In most cases, it\'s best to start with a gravity bleeding. Make sure the reservoir is full, loosen the bleeder on the slave cylinder, until you have a steady stream coming out. Then tighten the bleeder, and check the peddle.SUCKAUTION**** MAKE SURE THE BLEEDER VALVE IS TIGHTENED AND CAP IS ON THE RESERVOIR BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE CLUTCH PEDDLE!!! AS MISSING THIS STEP WILL **** UP AIR INTO THE LINE.Step 2, have a friend sit inside the car, and continuously pump the clutch(like bleeding brakes) about 10 pumps should do it. Have friend hold the peddle to the floor and announce that it is to the floor. ***They must hold the peddle to the floor*****while they are holding the peddle, loosen the bleeder valve until fluid comes out. repeat process until no micro bubbles come out, just clean fluid. Finally, remember to top off your fluids after bleeding, as you will naturally loose some in the process. Hope this helps. ^^

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Set the E-brake and jack up the car.
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Remove the caliper by removing the 2 bolts behind it.
Detach the caliper and set aside.
Install new caliper and pads.
Tighten the bolts behind the caliper.
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Trying to bleed brake line, no success with pumping brakes. Two people , one pumping brakes the other bleeding. Not getting air or fluid.


It sounds like you may not be doing the process corectly. If you are, then I apologize. Make certain that the bleeder valve is in the closed position. Have another person pump the break peddle much in the same sequence as CPR (if that helps). Upon your command, the other person needs to apply steady pressure to the brake peddle until you tell him to release, and not before. While he is applying pressure, you, open the bleeder valve. At that time, the peddle should go to the flow. Close the bleeder valve BEFORE you tell him to release the pressure. Repeat the process until all four brake calipers have been bled, (meaning that you get a stream of fluid with no air bubbles.Periodically throughout the process, it is important to make certain that you have plenty of fluid in the reservoir. That should do it. If not, I'd like to know. Good luck.

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I'm a mid-age woman w/a 94 DeVille that I want to change the brake fluid myself. How do I do that? Thank you!


BRAKE SYSTEM BLEEDING Diagonal Split System MASTER CYLINDER
  1. Refill the master cylinder reservoir.
  2. Push the plunger several times to force fluid into the piston.
  3. Continue pumping the plunger until the fluid is free of the air bubbles.
  4. Plug the outlet ports and install the master cylinder.
COMPLETE SYSTEM
  1. Fill the master cylinder with fresh brake fluid. Check the level often during the procedure.
  2. Starting with the right rear wheel, remove the protective cap from the bleeder, if equipped, and place where it will not be lost. Clean the bleed screw. When bleeding the brakes, keep face away from the brake area. Spewing fluid may cause facial and/or visual damage. Do not allow brake fluid to spill on the vehicle's finish; it will remove the paint.
  3. If the system is empty, the most efficient way to get fluid down to the wheel is to loosen the bleeder about 1?2 - 3?4 turn, place a finger firmly over the bleeder and have a helper pump the brakes slowly until fluid comes out the bleeder. Once fluid is at the bleeder, close it before the pedal is released inside the vehicle. NOTE: If the pedal is pumped rapidly, the fluid will churn and create small air bubbles, which are difficult to remove from the system. These air bubbles will eventually congregate resulting in a spongy pedal.
  4. Once fluid has been pumped to the caliper or wheel cylinder, open the bleed screw again, have the helper press the brake pedal to the floor, lock the bleeder and have the helper slowly release the pedal. Wait 15 seconds and repeat the procedure (including the 15 second wait) until no more air comes out of the bleeder upon application of the brake pedal. Remember to close the bleeder before the pedal is released inside the vehicle each time the bleeder is opened. If not, air will be induced into the system.
  5. If a helper is not available, connect a small hose to the bleeder, place the end in a container of brake fluid and proceed to pump the pedal from inside the vehicle until no more air comes out the bleeder. The hose will prevent air from entering the system.
  6. Repeat the procedure on remaining wheel cylinders in order:
    1. Step 1: Left front
    2. Step 2: Left rear
    3. Step 3: Right front
  7. Hydraulic brake systems must be totally flushed if the fluid becomes contaminated with water, dirt or other corrosive chemicals. To flush, bleed the entire system until all fluid has been replaced with the correct type of new fluid.
  8. Install the bleeder cap(s) on the bleeder to keep dirt out. Always road test the vehicle after brake work of any kind is done.
Teves® Anti-lock Brake System FRONT BRAKES
  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF throughout this procedure.
  2. Using at least 50 lbs. pressure on the brake pedal, depress the pedal at least 25 times; a noticeable change in pedal pressure will be noticed when the accumulator is discharged.
  3. Remove the reservoir cap. Check and/or refill the master cylinder reservoir.
  4. Using the bleeder adapter tool, install it onto the fluid reservoir.
  5. Attach a diaphragm type pressure bleeder to the adapter and charge the bleeder to 20 psi.
  6. Using a transparent vinyl tube, connect it to either front wheel caliper and insert the other end in a beaker 1?2 full of clean brake fluid.
  7. Open the bleeder valve 1?2 - 3?4 turn and purge the caliper until bubble free fluid flows from the hose.
  8. Tighten the bleeder screw and remove the bleeder equipment.
  9. Turn the ignition switch ON and allow the pump to charge the accumulator.
  10. After bleeding, inspect the pedal for sponginess and the brake warning light for unbalanced pressure; if either of the conditions exist, repeat the bleeding procedure.
REAR BRAKES
  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Using at least 50 lbs. pressure on the brake pedal, depress the pedal at least 25 times; a noticeable change in pedal pressure will be noticed when the accumulator is discharged.
  3. Check and/or refill the master cylinder reservoir.
  4. Turn the ignition switch ON and allow the system to charge. NOTE: The pump will turn OFF when the system is charged.
  5. Using a transparent vinyl tube, connect it to a rear wheel bleeder valve and insert the other end in a beaker 1?2 full of clean brake fluid.
  6. Open the bleeder valve 1?2 - 3?4 turn and slightly depress the brake pedal for at least 10 seconds or until air is removed from the brake system. Close the bleeder valve. NOTE: It is a good idea to check the fluid level several times during the bleeding operation. Remember, depressurize the system before checking the reservoir fluid.
  7. Repeat the bleeding procedure for the other rear wheel.
  8. After bleeding, inspect the pedal for sponginess and the brake warning light for unbalanced pressure; if either of the conditions exist, repeat the bleeding procedure.
Bosch® III Anti-lock Brake System
  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Using at least 50 lbs. pressure on the brake pedal, depress the pedal at least 25 times; a noticeable change in pedal pressure will be noticed when the accumulator is discharged.
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  4. Using a transparent vinyl hose, connect it to a pump bleeder screw and insert the other end in a beaker 1?2 full of clean brake fluid.
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  7. Disconnect the bleeder hose.
  8. Turn the ignition switch ON and allow the hydraulic unit to charge; the pump should turn OFF after 30 seconds.
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  1. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Using at least 50 lbs. pressure on the brake pedal, depress the pedal at least 25 times; a noticeable change in pedal pressure will be noticed when the accumulator is discharged.
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  4. Using a transparent vinyl hose, connect it to a pump bleeder screw and insert the other end in a beaker 1?2 full of clean brake fluid.
  5. Loosen the bleeder screw 1?2 - 3?4 turn. Turn the ignition switch ON; the pump should run forcing fluid from the hose. When the fluid becomes bubble-free, turn the ignition switch OFF, tighten the bleeder screw.
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How to replace rear breaks on 2005 f350 super duty dually


Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the brake master cylinder filler cap and remove fluid until the reservoir is half full.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly. CAUTION
    Never allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake hose.
  4. Remove the two disc brake caliper pin bolts.
  5. Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate and position the caliper out of the way. Do not disconnect the fluid line.
  6. Inspect the disc brake caliper for leaks and replace the caliper if necessary.
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CAUTION
Do not allow grease, oil, brake fluid or other contaminants to contact the pad lining material.
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