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Old 07-25-2012, 03:01 PM
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i've read alot of the brake probs on here and still can't figure out whats wrong with mine. i put all new brake line on and a new mc,bc,,rear wc, new pads all the way around new bake booster and vacuum pump. i used over 12 quarts of brake fluid to bleed my brakes and the brake ped still goes all the way to the floor and doesn't really slow my truck down.so i figure if i can't get it fixed i am going to a scrap yard to have it crushed. it's a 97 250hd with only 98,000 on it. i don't want to put anymore money it cause all i just put in to it with the brakes that don't work.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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Does the pedal sink to the floor if you press hard on the pedal with the engine off?
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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with the truck off if i pump it it will get hard.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:21 PM
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OK. If it holds with the engine off, then try pumping it up, holding it, then start the engine while you're holding it. If it then sinks to the floor that tells me you didn't get the updated brake booster when you bought the new one. It's called a zero loss booster and it corrects the problem you're having. The part number is F5TZ-2005-CA. You can do a search and read up on it, but it sure sounds like the suffering you've had. Hope that helps. Stephen
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:07 PM
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It the bleeder screw underneath the brake hoses on the calipers? If not I got a cold beer that says that's your problem, let me know!
Bleeder always goes on bottom and it super common to calipers boxed backwards.


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did you bleed the master?
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:57 PM
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It the bleeder screw underneath the brake hoses on the calipers? If not I got a cold beer that says that's your problem, let me know!
Bleeder always goes on bottom and it super common to calipers boxed backwards.


He better have the bleeders at the TOP of the calipers. If the bleeders are at the bottom it would render them useless. Here's a pic to illustrate what I'm talking about. This is a LEFT front caliper for a '95 F350. When it's installed the bleeder is at the highest point of the caliper.
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i've read alot of the brake probs on here and still can't figure out whats wrong with mine. i put all new brake line on and a new mc,bc,,rear wc, new pads all the way around new bake booster and vacuum pump. i used over 12 quarts of brake fluid to bleed my brakes and the brake ped still goes all the way to the floor and doesn't really slow my truck down.so i figure if i can't get it fixed i am going to a scrap yard to have it crushed. it's a 97 250hd with only 98,000 on it. i don't want to put anymore money it cause all i just put in to it with the brakes that don't work.
I hope that's a joke lol, I know you're having a hard time with the truck, but man, you could sell it to someone on here who is willing to tinker with it.
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i bleed the master, i don't think the part store will let my buy more brake fluid for my truck lol.i already used 12 quarts of brake fluids bleeding it out. my bleeder screws are up wards.
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I ment to say above I posted a few hours past my bed time lol
Where are you starting to bleed from? Also you need to make sure that your closing the bleeder before the pedal hits the stop. Otherwise it will suck air and you will go through 3000000000 qts of fluid. Remember to bleed from the furthest wheel from the mc and work you way to the closest. You may already know just want to make sure your getting ALL info we can give

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