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How to bleed brakes on 06 500 after replacing

How to bleed brakes on 06 ford 500 after replacing caliper

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You can gravity bleed just by opening the bleeder screw, one caliper at a time until fluid comes out.

Or you can go to Harbor Freight and buy an inexpensive pressure bleeder and do it with that.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009


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SOURCE: having trouble bleeding brakes on my ford f150 4x4

1 Siphon off the old brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir under the hood.
2 Fill the reservoir with new brake fluid (don't reuse old fluid as it holds moisture and will corrode your brake system).

3 Start with the brake farthest from the Master cylinder, usually rear wheel, passenger side. Pull off the rubber cover on the bleeder valve. Attach the aquarium air line to the nipple on the bleeder.

4 Have your assistant pump the brake pedal up and down 3-4 times, then hold the pedal down fairly hard.
5 Open the bleeder, let fluid flow out through the air line into a waste container. (preferrably a clear bottle so you can see any air bubbles escaping the system). When the fluid stops and your assistant's foot hits the firewall (brake pedal all the way down), close the bleeder valve immediately!
6 Go to step #4 above and drain more fluid out of the bleeder valve until clean fluid comes out. Check the master cylinder every time and top it up as necessary. This procedure uses lots of fluid.

7 Now move to the rear brake on the driver's side. Go to step #4 and repeat the same procedures above until clean fluid comes out of the bleeder valve and no bubbles.
8 Next is the front brake, passenger side, same procedure. Then the drivers side and the same procedure.
9 When finished check for any leaks, remount rubber covers on the bleeder valve nipples. Remount all wheels, re-torque lug nuts after 50-100 miles of driving.
10 Start vehicle and depress the brake pedal. It should feel much less spongy than before this procedure. If not, there is air in the system, start over. Bleed everything again.
Note: if you assistant releases the brake pedal before you can close the bleeder valve then air will be introduced into the brake lines. This is no good! Before you start tell your assistant you will tell him/her PUMP, HOLD DOWN, RELEASE commands.

That's it, you're done. Congratulate yourself on saving some cash instead of handing it over to a mechanic.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: R&R rotors and calipers on 2005 Ford 500 to do brake job

use a large c-clamp to bottom out the caliper pistons remove the caliper bolts .slip out the pads and remove the caliper from the disk
hang the caliper from a coathanger wire to avoid damaging the brakeline after replacement of the pads;brake bleeding is not needed Rotors are held on to the axle like a wheel; with bolts

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: rear disc brake caliper does it just turn in or

I have the same car and I had the same problem when I changed my brakes. The rear caliper piston twists in; you need a special tool that has a plate, a threaded rod with a T handle, a nut (sleeve style) and a disk adapter with two pins that mate with the slots on your caliper. I rented mine from autozone, reqd a 55 dollar deposit but you get that back when you return the tool. Once you place the tool in the calipers you have to turn the t handle counterclockwise (for the rear passenger caliper) while twisting the nut in the same direction (I know this sounds crazy but trust me). This will compress the piston.

If the caliper does not twist in (because you may have turned it clockwise like I did) you need to restart the threads. I did this by pulling off the old pads and re-attaching the calipers. I had to do this because the gap was too small to place the tool in the caliper after I turned it clockwise and removed the tool. I hit the brake pedal which compressed the piston against the rotor. A ford tech told me to remove the entire assy and pound the caliper piston with a hammer, this may be the proper way to do it but I didn’t want to bother. On the driver’s side you have to turn the t handle clockwise while turning the nut counterclockwise. You should only have to turn the T handle about 10 to 15 times to seat the piston, if you are turning the tool more that that and not seeing any results you need to restart the threads. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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