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Urgent brake question!!!

2000 Excursion, 7.3, 4x4

Here is the short story ---> I replaced all four calipers with the best NAPA had. New rear brake lines (not the center one). New green Hawk pads all the way around. Frozen Rotors up front with a set of Brembos in the back. New master cylinder. I bled the system...

Now the brakes are locking up. Pressure is not relieving off any of the calipers. To confirm this, I jacked up the front and rear, and the wheels will NOT turn.

In retrospect, I realize I made a BIG mistake... I did not bench bleed the new master cylinder. Now I have this problem and am not sure how to fix it.

The pedal stays rock hard for about ten minutes, or until I bleed pressure off the system at one of the calipers.

What do I need to do so I can fix my "temporary moment of stupid..."?


2000 Ford Excursion Limited, Green with Tan, 4x4, 7.3 Powerstroke
Installed: RH Steering Gearbox, Hutch/Harpoon Mod, DD Pre-Pump Fuel Filter, DD Post-Pump Fuel Filter, DD Fuel Bowl Delete RR, HPX Crossover Line, BTS Tranny Valve Body, AFE Stage II Intake, Magnaflow TB 4" SS
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Have you tried waiting till they let go and use one of those bleed from the top contraptions? Not for sure if it will work, but sounds like there is fluid locked in the system somewhere and that might get it in/out???
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