2010 focus air in lines after brake job - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
ghostrider_14
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60668
Location: ny, United States
What I Drive: 2013 corolla s/2005 black zxw

Posts: 37
FF Reputation: 1 ghostrider_14 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
2010 focus air in lines after brake job

Hey guys just had a rotor and caliper replaced on my 10 ses and we can not get the brakes to pump back up. There looks to be air in the lines still after bleeding that side but their aew no visible leaks or anything. Is there a special way that these brakes need to be bleed? Thanks. Eric


ghostrider_14 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
GO.army.1969
Focus Fanatic
 
GO.army.1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69605
Location: FT. Lewis, WA
What I Drive: 2008 Vapor Silver Coupe 5 speed

Posts: 1,552
FF Reputation: 15 GO.army.1969 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
You should bleed each wheel Because you took off a brake line. Start with the rear passenger side them rear driver side next the front passenger side last the driver front. be sure not to let the master cylinder go to low I try not to let it get lower than half full.
__________________
NW Posse#10 Team Duratec#69
F2 Header, Steath Exhaust, CAI, AR103, Tuned by Randy Fswerks, DGR Coil Overs
DOMINANT front and rear LCA DOMINANT endlinks Massive toe and camber arms
GO.army.1969 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
Geezer
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing MemberGeezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
GO.army is correct, you need to bleed all four corners not just the one you worked on.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
ghostrider_14
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60668
Location: ny, United States
What I Drive: 2013 corolla s/2005 black zxw

Posts: 37
FF Reputation: 1 ghostrider_14 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Bleed all at brakes and still nothing no pressure at all and the car is pulling to one side when I apply the brakes.
ghostrider_14 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,156
FF Reputation: 53 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider_14 View Post
Hey guys just had a rotor and caliper replaced on my 10 ses and we can not get the brakes to pump back up. There looks to be air in the lines still after bleeding that side but their aew no visible leaks or anything. Is there a special way that these brakes need to be bleed? Thanks. Eric
When you replaced the rotor & caliper on one side, Did you replace the pads on the other side? Seems like you start over w/ the bleeding process, yeh it is a hassel, but you got to do it. Somethings in life are hassel's but you have to deal w/ it.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
ghostrider_14
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60668
Location: ny, United States
What I Drive: 2013 corolla s/2005 black zxw

Posts: 37
FF Reputation: 1 ghostrider_14 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
everything has been bleed but still no pressure i mean i have a little bit of breaks but it pulls like crazy.
ghostrider_14 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #7
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,156
FF Reputation: 53 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Then I'd start w/ bleeding the master cylinder then. Does brake fluild come out when you open up the bleeder screw?
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
ghostrider_14
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60668
Location: ny, United States
What I Drive: 2013 corolla s/2005 black zxw

Posts: 37
FF Reputation: 1 ghostrider_14 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
yep fluid and air still comes out.
ghostrider_14 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
jburkey28
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105295
Location: Monroe, MI
What I Drive: 2009 Cobalt SS/TC

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 jburkey28 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider_14 View Post
yep fluid and air still comes out.
Keep bleeding then, lol.
Start at the back and work forward
jburkey28 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 11:54 PM   #10
Geezer
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing MemberGeezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider_14 View Post
yep fluid and air still comes out.

How much new fluid have you used? An average bleed uses 12 to 16 oz. If you haven't used that much bleed again.

Since a caliper was replaced double check all hose connections for tightness, kinking, etc. I'm assuming the new caliper is functioning properly (no leaks in piston seals and internal fluid passages are unobstructed). If this is the case, the problem may be the actual bleeding procedure and potential mistakes. What bleeding process are you using?
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.