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when bleeding the brakes is their a particular order i need to follow...ive heard some stuff about newer cars having a particular order in which to bleed...
 

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i have always bled my brakes the same on every car i have owned. furthest brake away from the master cylinder to the closest. not aware of any particular order for the focus. guess i should check my haynes manual!

also, dont forget to bleed the tranny! they share the same hydraulic system.
 

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...maybe im just a noob, but can someone tell me which order it is from closest to furthest...like RL,RR,FL,FR or something...


where/ what is the master cylinder...

and what do you mean by bleed the tranny?

where is the valve or w/e to open this up to drain it? do you mean like change the trans fluid, or something else?
 

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please dont offense to this. but from the questions your asking, it sounds like you shouldnt be doing your own brake job. if you dont know how to bleed brakes, you also shouldnt bleed your tranny. sorry

the RR is the furthest away from the master cylinder. the master cylinder is what pushes the fluid from the pedal to the brakes.
the tranny bleed valve is down near the thermostat housing. it has a cap. if you dont know what to look for, you can miss it.

this is not needed when changing tranny fluid. these are 2 different things. the hydrolic system in the tranny shares the same fluid and resevior that the brakes do. this is common in most cars.

there is a how-to for changing the tranny fluid at the top of the SVT Performance forum.

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ive bled brakes before, but i only did one of them...as i messed up while doing a brake job and had to...anyways...

im confident i can get all the air out, i just dont know about what order i should do them in...

as for the tranny bleed valve, does it look the same as the brake bleed valves?

and to get pressure on it should i depress the brake pedal, or the clutch to get the fluid pressurized in the tranny? ...after i have pressure, i assume i just do the same steps as i would for a brake bleed..

can someone get me the proper order for these 5 things?

^^btw, i dont take offence! im asking a lot of questions just so i dont mess something up accidently! or worse think everything is okay untill my brakes fail! i want to do a complete flush, and have the water clear in the reservoir, just like new!

if you guys just bare with my questions so i can get through this i would appreciate the time...just dont want to pay to have it done...again
 

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i dont want to pay for someone to do it again, because last time they bled and replaced the brake fluid, but when i opened the cap, the water was still really merky...and that cost me 45 bucks...with the dealers discount cause i know the owner...

so if they charged me that much for the brakes they would probably charge another 45 to have the trannys clutch fluid or w/e its called flushed too...thats out of the question at this point... ill take my chances and do it myself

hopefully with the help of some of you guys, cause i honostly trust several of you on here more than the mechanics at the dealership...plus im super meticulous so i will research as much as i can before doing the job so i get everything right 110% ! then everything will be to my standards...(which are high)

please help!
 

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I did the clutch first then passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, driver front... I am pretty sure the back order is correct it's been a couple months, the front might be backwards. thats how I had to do it.

do the rear first and if you do one side and the peddle gets stiff and do the other and it doesnt get stiff again then you did it backwards.
 

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i see that makes sense...

so how do you bleed the clutch then...because with a brake pedal, the pedal gets stiff, open the valve close the valve etc...

but with the clutch wont the pedal always just go to the floor...

what the procedure for bleeding the clutch?
 

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found it!

its right in front of my face, and i didnt even realize thats what it was...the rubber cap makes it look a lot different i guess!
 

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for bleeding the clutch do I just put the clutch in open valve, close valve?

Can someone give me a procedure/ several pointers before I do this! Thanks!
 
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