Question about 2004 Ford Explorer
Replaced the right rear caliper and when I tried to bleed it nothing would come out. The box that the caliper came in said preloaded. could it be a bad bleeder valve or are the new valves diff.I did take the valve out and could not blow through it.The caliper came from NAPA and not ford. ANY THOUGHTS
Most bleeders look like the photo ... with a spring loaded ball bearing. You might try sticking a sturdy wire down the bleeder ... maybe something is stuck. Or to make sure it is the bleeder and not something else ... take it totally out and see if you get any fluid at all coming out of the caliper. That can be a bit messy so be prepared with a way to catch the brake fluid.
Good luck on your troubleshooting
Posted on Jan 15, 2018
A brake caliper has to be able to be bled to remove trapped air in the system. I would take it back to NAPA
Posted on Jan 15, 2018
SOURCE: Replacing a RABS Valve
In order to bleed the RABS there is a special tool that plugs into the connector of the RABS and holds the solenoids open to facilitate bleeding, you will need to take it to a brake specialists that has a tool to do this.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
did you try to take line off at slave cyl. and see if fluid comes from resavor? also take bleeder out and see if holes are pluged up in bleeder. if all this chks. out ok than its got to be slave cyl. they have been known to go bad. just that quick too.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
try putting a six point socket with ratchet on the bleeder screw and try turning while tapping the top of the ratchet with a hammer.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Is this the ratcheting style caliper? If so, you really should be using the proper tool to turn these style calipers back into their bore, and both calipers should turn clockwise to retract them back in. Also, if the piston was too far out you may have a hard time getting it to go back in. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
I could be your brake booster which provides the power assist in your braking. The hissing would indicate a booster gone bad. With no booster it takes a lot of pedal pressure to get the braking you are used to.
Posted on May 03, 2009
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