Question about 1995 Ford F350
Sounds to me like the proportioning valve might be tripped. Try opening the bleeder screws at all wheels and have an assistant stomp on the brake pedal (all the way to the floor) and hold the pedal down while you close all the bleeder screws. Continue with normal bleeding procedures. Stomping the pedal with all bleeders open equalizes the pressures and resets the proportioning valve, allowing the fluid to flow to all four wheels again.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
How are you trying to do It it wont work the old fashioned way you have to first bench bleed the master cylinder if you replaced it and if its a rebuild it might not bleed you gotta use a brand new one but vacuum is the best way to bleed because of the ABS controller
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
Are you doing the bleed manually(depressing pedal and holding) or using a hand activated vacuum pump?
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
SOURCE: Bleeding brakes
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.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
start with the wheel furthest from the abs unit.it just takes longer to do.it also depends on whether the system was completely drained or not.the best way for you to do it is get the copy of the procedure from the shop manual from ford.the best way is to have fresh fluid pumped into the resovoir,and drained one wheel at a time .
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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Bleeding The Brake System Bleeding When any part of the hydraulic system has been disconnected for repair or replacement, air enters the lines causing spongy pedal action (because air can be compressed and brake fluid cannot). To correct this condition, it is necessary to bleed the hydraulic system to ensure all air is purged.
Always begin bleeding the brake system from the furthest wheel cylinder or caliper from the master cylinder; the right rear.
NOTE: The right side of the vehicle is the passenger side. The sides of the vehicle are determined from the driver's perspective. This reference is taken from sitting in the driver's seat, facing forward.
Maintain a full reservoir during the bleeding operation. Never use brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system, or from an open container, no matter how clean it is. Always use brake fluid from a new, sealed container. The front and rear reservoir will drain as the front or rear brakes are bled.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Take the lug bolts and try putting the broad side against the drum without the tire rim. It sounds like the rear brakes are adjusted too tight. Also check the emergency brakes which may have to be adjusted looser now that the linings are new and thicker.
If you can run the lugnuts against the drum with the broadside hitting the drum you will duplicate what is happening with the tire rim. You will be able to see better and can adjust the brakes without the tire in the way.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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