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2000 Ford Explorer Question: i replaced the brakes on a 2000 Ford Explorer but now i cant get them to bleed

 

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johnshae9, Weatherford, TX, November 07, 2013, 23:34
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The brakes were starting to go almost all the way to the floor, so I changed the front brakes and now I can't get them to pump back up.

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    casarova November 07, 2013, 23:58
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    The problem is the master cylinder. Assuming the front is disc then your peddle pressure will remain constant with a little more travel as the rear shoes wear down. Have the master cylinder replaced.

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    johnshae9, November 08, 2013, 00:16
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    I checked the master cylinder and it looks like its working.... but I see the brake lines going into a black box located beside the master. It has a total of 5 lines going into it. Do ya know what its called and could it be out?

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    casarova, November 08, 2013, 00:25
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    That is the abs.There is a procedure to bleeding abs. You also need a non return valve if you are doing it alone. Vehicle must be running

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    johnshae9, November 08, 2013, 00:53
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    Ok thanks a lot for your help.

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    casarova, November 08, 2013, 01:09
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    Your welcome

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    pushrod November 08, 2013, 03:06
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    You need to get some hands-on help with this. Probably from a mechanic before doing any more work on your brakes!!

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    globalhelper November 08, 2013, 06:24
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    have system pwr bled to get rid of air

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    casarova, November 08, 2013, 06:53
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    By the way are the rear disc or drum?

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