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Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by yellowcat, August 11, 2008.

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  1. yellowcat

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    I opened all the bleeders on my X, and some looked like I hit a main artery, and some would not let any fluid out. I did the pump and bleed on all the bleeders and tried again. Same result, two bleed, two none. In the front I disconnected the line and it bleed great. I ran wire through all the bleeders. Even took the bleeders out. Brakes work great, I am just looking to change the fluid.
    Generally, if thefluid is old, how many times do you pump and crack the bleeder till the fluid comes out clear, for both rear wheel cyclinders.
     
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    Which ones are not bleeding via gravity? The cylinders at the rear axle?
    Did you remove the brake reservoir's cap during the gravity bleeding process?
     
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    Yes, I removed the cap. Left front-right rear are dry. I was going to invest in on of those vacuum bleeder guns, but money and jobs are dry as the desert out here.
     
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    "I opened all the bleeders on my X"

    Did you open them all at the same time or just one at a time?
     
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    I opened them all. I am just going to do it the old fashion way. Everyone here is afraid of the heat, or just to damn lazy to pump the brakes.
     
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    Use two people, one on the brake pedal and the 2nd to open one bleeder at a time.
     
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    Step 1: have assistant step on brakes
    Step 2: crack 1 bleeder valve
    Step 3: close bleeder valve
    Step 4: have assistant remove foot from brakes
    Step 5: repeat over and over again

    Start with pass' rear, then driver's rear, pass' front, and end on driver's front
     

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