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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at all!

I just got the new 8.8 in and hooked up my new custom brake lines.... [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] what a pain that was. And how can they feel good about charging so much for a brake line flaring kit! Anyway, as expected, I started with 0 brake pedal after running new line and hooking up all new hose to the rear brakes. Well, we let the bleeding process begin. The pedal after a while started to seem to be easier to get a bit of pedal after pumping. Well, this went on for about 30 minutes and still no pedal unless you pump them up. I started with the farthest line from the cylinder and am only bleeding the rear since that is all that was replaced as far as line goes. I have no idea why we would still have 0 pedal after all of this.
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Re: Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at all!

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Man that is harsh!

OK, you just put in lots of new brake lines and now you want to get the air out.....

Seems like I have been there....

Is your rig sitting on the ground?

And you want to get the air out of the rear brakes?

Ford what in who's where? Nevermind.

Well did ya ever lift the back of that thing up higher then where the lines start heading to the back axle??

Simple idea..... often works

Tell me you got all the air out then come back.

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Re: Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at al

how did you go about bleeding it?

with all new brake lines, it will take some time.

i would suggest gravity bleeding, and several sandwiches.

still rear drums? or switched to discs?
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Re: Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at al

Grape: Ive been reading allot of back posts about gravity bleeding and it seems like a good idea. Ive been tossing around the idea of getting one of those 49$ pressure bleeders but would like to get away without it if I can. I think I need to get a new porportioning valve since I made the change to rear disc (answer to that question) but I wouldnt think that would affect the brake bleeding. ????
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Re: Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at al

Perchance Cadillac calipers mounted at 45 deg rather than vertical? They'll never bleed mounted that way. You need to remove them from the mounts, set them vertical with the bleed screw at the top and gravity bleed.
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Re: Brake bleeding question. No brake pedal at al

Do a search on brake bleeding, you'll find tons of info.
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