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I wrote this original post about 5 years ago… Since I wrote this I have simply just accepted that my brakes just don’t work like they used to. I tried bleeding the brakes with the bottle and hose trick (my favorite by the way), buddy system, gravity bleed, etc…
Well I have had some emergency panic brake stops in the past couple of weeks where I thought some people were going to die including myself.
My brakes suck bigtime… Pedal goes to the floor in a panic stop… They used to work wonderful before I swapped out the rear brake caliper due to it locking up. Since then I replaced all the rubber hoses, calipers, and rotors (front & rear). I’ve tried to bleed them again with no luck and still have the soft spongy pedal.
Well I have taken the truck to 2 different service shops and the ford dealer and $450 later I still have the same soft spongy brakes with no difference what so ever.
I am at a loss here and don’t know what to do next. The Ford dealer said I have to replace all 4 calipers, brake hoses, & rotors and I all ready know that is a bunch of BS. I asked the Ford dealer to bleed the brakes using the ABS computer bleed that opens the valves on the ABS manifold as someone else on the forum suggested… No difference…
I thought by taking the truck to the auto service shops and Ford dealer they would at least fix the truck. Throwing money at it isn’t fixing anything… Please does anyone have any other suggestions, experience, or professional advise on how to trouble shoot this issue? I am getting ready to put a for sale sign on her cause I don’t feel comfortable driving it anymore. Need Help!!
Hydroboost, Power Steering Pump, Brake Manifold… Where do I start?
Thanks in advance.