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Neptune15 11-08-2012 10:10 PM

I done goofed
So I installed my SS lines. Besides the retaining clips being a PITA, everything went smoothly.

Then I checked the brake fluid reservoir and found it to be nearly empty. The brake pedal feel was nearly non existent, and the pressure would not build up, even after bleeding the brakes (2 man method). The pedal sinks to the floor.

My guess is that I ran the m/c dry, and my bleeding method isn't getting the air out.

Any help is appreciated, especially if I can avoid a mechanic.

duc450 11-08-2012 11:58 PM

Did you bench bleed the master cylinder?

bbcobra 11-09-2012 06:49 AM

just start over. bleed the master cylinder then work your way around bleeding at each corner.

mikebontoft 11-09-2012 07:18 AM

do you have ABS?

Neptune15 11-09-2012 08:11 AM

I do not have ABS. I did not bleed the m/c.

I'm going to have to learn how to do this. If anyone has a well-written guide that would be helpful.

BigRed03 11-09-2012 08:22 AM

did u bleed in this order: pass rear, driver rear, pass front, driver front?

Neptune15 11-09-2012 03:01 PM


08focusse 11-10-2012 01:13 AM

You need to start with bench bleeding the master before you mount, to do this, you install the hoses that come with it into each fitting and route them in to the reservoir and with a full reservoir , pump the master with a large screw driver till there are no more air bubbles .Then you can install it. Once you have it installed, start at the right rear wheel and go around and bleed each wheel .

I have a pdf file that states how to do this from ford not to sure how to u/l it here

amc49 11-11-2012 03:35 AM

Just as an FYI, it was getting to the point in the auto store that most M/C makers were not including the bleeding hoses any more as a cost saving measure. Only the most expensive had them and even then not all did. Pretty funny as one of the requirements for lifetime warranty was that you had to bleed the M/C before installing it.

Neptune15 11-11-2012 11:37 AM

My current m/c isn't faulty, I'm not sure why it's being suggested that I'm installing a new one. There's just air in there.

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