Jack up the car.remove the rear tires first. loosen the bleeder and attach a rubber tube and put that in a milk jug. You start with the drivers side rear. Get in the car and just hold the brake peddle 1/2 way down. When you see clear fluid (did I mention you will need several bottles of fluid) If you have a friend helping you, have them keep the resovour full. when the fluid is clear , do the other side the same way. The front calipers you need to pump like regular calipers.
HAHA, funny. when you bleed the brakes on a lincoln mark, you have to have the key turned to the on position for the rear brake bleed or nothing will come out no matter what you do. you can leave the bleeders open for a decade and nothing will come out. Turn the key to on, but do NOT start the car, then proceed with the bleeding as you would the front.
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Are there two brake fluid reservoirs? And are both full? This would be a split-diagonal brake system-front driver and rear passenger are one brake system. Front passenger and rear driver are the other system. You have the one system working-the front passenger and rear driver side works. You will have to keep bleeding the rear passenger side and the front driver side-always start farthest from the master cylinder, but if that wheel just won't bleed air out, make sure the driver front is working and bleeds good. If all else fails, there are pressure bleeder kits available, I don't know the cost, but they work great. They are also a one man bleeding job, as I understand.
I would try replaceing the master clylender and rebleed the brakes start at the right rear have some one help you press the brake paddle down and hold it open bleeder its where the brake line connects to the brakes looks like a greese fitting open the bleeder then close it let brake paddle back up repeat until you have fluid comeing out of bleeder go to the left rear do the same then right front to left front
Normally when the brake pedal goes almos to the floor it is an indication of low brake fluid. Low brake fluid is an indication that front and/or rear brakes are wearing. As the brake pads wear down more brake fluid will be required in the wheel cylinders or calipers. Hint, the front brakes usually wear much faster than the rear due to the fact that the fronts due a much greater braking function that the rear. Check the front pads. Don't let them get down to the metal scraping metal stage before you change them out. This causes unnessary damage to the rotors. Look at your master cylinder on the firewall under the hood in front of the steering wheel. If the fluid level is belowhte "max" mark add fluid. Low fliud should also show as a red "brake" light on your dash, but not always.
There only a few things that would cause this that you need to check, first start at the front wheel that doesnt work, have someone applie the brake open the bleeder screw if fluid sprays then caliper is bad or caliper slides are frozen, if no fluid comes out then you have a bad brake hose at that wheel, do the same to rear if fluid comes out of bleeder in rear then wheel cylinders are no good if no fluid comes out then brake hose to rear wheels is no good, make sure to have pedal pressed and repush pedal when checking the rear. hope this helps.
hello, check make sure, emergency brake handle is all the way down, check brake fluid, usually when light comes on you are low on brake fluid, also have front brakes,rear brakes checked out, you may need new brakes on front or rear, make sure there is know brake fluid leaking from your master cyclinder under the hood where you put fluid in brake resivor
1. You could have air in the lines yet, but more specifically, I would need to know if you have anti-skid system in your car. Also, you may have a proporation valve in the system that has to be activitated before the system can be bled.
In bleeding, you start at the rear wheels first and then work to the front, doing the master cyclinder last.
Finally, the brake master cyclinder is designed so that the front part of the cylinder pumps fluid to only one front wheel and only one rear wheel. The rear part of the master cylinder only pumps fluid to the other 1 front and 1 rear. This is so that if you loose your brakes, you will always have a rear and front working.
Look at the master cylinder fluid level. If it is low, the red brake lamp will come on. Note that as the front brake pads wear, the brake fluid level will drop proportionally. If the fluid level is indeed low, you may need front brake pads, Unless you have a lot of miles on it, I doubt that you will need rear brake shoes. Also, if the fluid is low, don't add any. When you DO have to replace the pads, the additional fluid will be forced out of the cylinder and get all over your engine compartment under the master cylinder area . Brake fluid will eat the paint. Check the brake pads, replace them if the pad material is worn.