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Where to do brake fluid flush ?

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Explorer_PL, August 2, 2011.

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  1. Explorer_PL

    Explorer_PL Elite Explorer

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    I see Midas has it on the menu for 69.99, Ford wants 119.99, but I'd prefer to pay more and get it done right. I heard they need to use a special flush machine that activates and pulsates the brakes, while pumping new fluid in. Can Midas do same thing ? Anybody had it done ?
    Thanks
     
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  3. NoFear95

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    I did it myself, picked up the air powered tool from Harbor Frieght but ended up doing it the old fashion way. No issue at all.
     
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    How often should brake fluid flush be done (at what mileage or time interval)? I couldn't find it in maintenance manual.
     
  5. Bill MacLeod

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    As long as you don't get air into the abs valve (let the master cylinder reservoir run dry), use normal bleeding practise.
     
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    I've read that you should change it every 5 yrs or so. I will be flushing ours probably this summer or so. We had ABS problems with our Yukon, so I don't want any issues with this one.
     
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    TRB - thanks for info, 5 years might be close to pad replacement time too. I'll do both at same time.
     
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    I use a "special" method. My bleeder valves were rusted solid after only 2 years. I just siphon the fluid out of the reservior every once in a while and refill it, and let the new fluid work it's way through the system. So far so good.
     






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