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post #1 of 17 Old 06-01-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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cant get brakes bled

its a 2006 f250 4wd. i blew up a rear caliper and replaced it. now it seems i can bled and bled the rear brakes( both sides ) and the petal still goes to the floor. gone threw about a litre and a half of fluid but still not working. maybe something to do with abs? i need some help guys i would appreciated it.
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did you replace the crush washers when you replaced the caliper? Is fluid coming out of the bleeders? How are you bleeding? 2 people, or some sort of speedbleeder?
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re-used washers, fluid is coming out of the bleeders in a nice steady stream. day one i had a friend help me and then day two i got my dad to stop by just to make sure it was getting done properly.once the bleeders are shut there is no leaks of any kind, the pedal just goes the the floor on the first press . if you pump them you can get them to bottom out at 2 inches from the bottom. but if you wait and try again they go almost to the floor.
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they were a little better the second time i bled them so maybe i'll just keep bleeding.
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Is the bleeder at the top of the caliper? If you got the wrong caliper and it is on upside down the bleeder will be below the brake hose and it will no bleed the air out, just lots of fluid.

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bingo, thanks wildstyle. that was it . i love this forum stuff . just did an egr delete so im dying to try it out. and i need a little brakes for that.
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Holy crap I got two calipers the we're mislabeled and I've been bleeding for two days. Now I gotta switch them. So I need new crush washers?

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so, the bleeder needs to be above the brake hose? I'm having this problem with my 99 after replacing both rear calipers. Is it possible I could have the same issue with a 99?


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Yes the bleeder needs to be above the hose no matter what make and model vehicle it is.


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makes perfect sense. Hopefully this is my issue too, otherwise...ill be back


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