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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2004, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Trouble Bleeding Brakes on \'85 F150 2WD

I can't seem to get all the air out of many brake system. I remember seeing something about a plunger in the bottom of the proportioning valve that need to pulled out and held in place with a clip. Anybody know anything about this?
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Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes on \'85 F150 2WD

What is you current procedure?
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Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes on \'85 F150 2WD

I have Russell one-way bleeder valves in the rear wheel cylinders and front calipers. I start at the right rear, pump the pedal until the fluid in the master cylinder is low, fill the master and repeat. I do this several times then move to the other rear wheel. Then I go to the right front, then the left front. The brakes feel fine when I'm done, then after about 100 miles they go weak, spongy and grabby. I'm not losing any fluid. I may have damaged the right rear cylinder when I changed out the park brake cable. That's when this problem started.
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Re: Trouble Bleeding Brakes on \'85 F150 2WD

Who the heck was the engineering genius [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] that thought up putting the bleeders pointing straight into the hubs ! So GD close you can't get a bleeder hose on !

The Ford light must have been a little dim that day !

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Try cracking the farthest screw only slightly, pumping it a couple of times and letting gravity take over for a few minutes. Just check the master once in a while. Worked for me a few weeks back and I'd just changed the the front hoses, lines and calipers.
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