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Old 02-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Rear Cylinder Replacement advice

Hi Guys.
Thought I would take up Halfords on there Free 15 Point vehicle check and see if any work needs doing before my car goes in for MOT soon.

Been told today both rear cylinders in the shoes are leaking pretty bad and was advised to get them done asap. I wasn't paying the 130 they wanted as I have seen them around for about 30 a pair.

Managed to get a Genuine Ford Pair on eBay Brand new in box For 12 plus 5.50 delivery.

I am pretty mechanically savvy but it is something I have never done. Anyway my questions is has anybody on here done these replacements themselves and any how to's and tips out there to help it go as smooth as possible.

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just replace cylinders then bleed from right rear first then left rear and i would do right front and left pretty easy nothing to it
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Consider the quality of the brake fluid in your system. If the fluid coming out when you bleed them does not look like the new fluid then consider doing a brake fluid replacement. This is just continuing the bleed process until new fluid is bleeding out. Do that on all four wheels. Brake fluid loves to absorb moisture. This lowers it's boiling point, degrades performance and can cause premature failure of components like wheel cylinders.

In fact when you disconnect the brake lines examine the fluid that leaks out. If it's real bad I would flush all the old fluid out before connecting the lines to my new wheel cylinders.

Also examine the flexible brake hoses at all four wheels. Replacing leaking cylinders with new ones will increase the hydraulic pressures back to specs, are the old hoses up to it?
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just replace cylinders then bleed from right rear first then left rear and i would do right front and left pretty easy nothing to it
Left rear first. He is in the UK.
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Thanks for the advice guys. Will be attempting this this weekend.

MichealAnthony with me being in the UK would I bleed Left Rear, Right Rear, Left Front and then Right front.

Anybody recommend any good Brake Fluid or will this be adequate:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_255218

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If you plan and equip properly, simply quickly getting the line off old part quick and back on new one just as quick means you don't have to bleed fronts at all, unless you let reservoir run dry. I never bleed fronts when doing rear............rears only.
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