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post #1 of 8 Old 08-24-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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HELP!!!!GREEN liquid out of break lines!!!!

i have a 2005 F250 powerstroke and i was bleeding the breaks and a green liquid came out of the break lines.. the breaks seem to have gottin alot better after i bleed them... but still gettin green out of them!!! the pedal seems soft but i can stop a lot better now!!!! anyone with ant info please let me know!!!!
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According to the internet, there's 3 reasons your brake fluid could be green:

1) It was green when it went in
2) Copper somewhere in the system has contaminated it/corroded and given it a green color
3) Algae is growing in your brake system, turning it green.

If you don't believe the Algae thing, check this out!

In any case, the solution is a complete flush of the system.

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I found this also -
green brake fluid...

In post #5 of the thread, there is a link saying it could be "Hydraulic Sytem Mineral Oil."

I personally don't know - just letting you know what I found.


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Mine looked green too when i replaced my caliper last year. I did a complete flus and bleed. Everything seems to be good to go now
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Well at least I'm not the only one. I'm having brake issues and a rear caliper locked up. When replacing, I found that I too have the green brake fluid disease. Even with a new caliper, my brake pedal still goes soft about once a week. Hopefully a complete flush will fix it.

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Keep flushing it till the pedal is firm. Did mine a bit ago, came out green-ish. Figured it was just old fluid.


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This is why I change/flush my brake fluid every couple years. Brake fluid attracts moisture so changing it "regularly" it helps to prevent this and hopefully sticking calipers as well. 2 qts of fluid and a little time is all it takes.

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Mine was green as well. I pushed almost 4 quarts through the system to get rid of it all. Also activate the ABS, and re bleed each one one or two times again.


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