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major brake problems need HELP!!!!!

Well i did my explorer axle swap. I had to replace my hard line because it was completely shot. i got new line then a new hose. I couldnt get any break presure and i dont have any leaks. I just replaced my master cyl. too.


Does the abs in the explorer axle just plug and play.

what can be wrong with my breaks



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Have you bleed the master before installing it?
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yeah i bleed the master first and i have been bleeding the breaks all day long
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is it disc or drum on the back? The disc brake setup requires a stronger master than the factory brake cylinder, if I am recalling properly
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stock master will handle the disks fine.
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yeah its disc in the back now and i talked to my buddys thats a mechanic and he said there might be a huge air bubble just stuck to fill the lines with air and start over
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yeah its disc in the back now and i talked to my buddys thats a mechanic and he said there might be a huge air bubble just stuck to fill the lines with air and start over
He is probably right. The same thing happened with my buddies older 85 F350. We had to bleed the system several times for long periods of time before it finally worked properly.
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yeah im thinking thats what were guna have to try i just want my truck done so bad
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you can also try to bleed it with the engine running if you cant get the air out, but you must be certain that you properly bench bled the master before installing it, and im sure you know, but just for reference bleeding sequence on your truck is RR,LR,RF,LF
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you can also try to bleed it with the engine running if you cant get the air out, but you must be certain that you properly bench bled the master before installing it, and im sure you know, but just for reference bleeding sequence on your truck is RR,LR,RF,LF
Yeah, that was our problem (the sequence). Lol!
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if you dont bleed the lines longest to shortest, the air will jump around like a cat...all nimbly-bimbly
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yeah were guna start working on it soon go i will let you guys know
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well i figured out my break problem this morning and since im back at school i cant do anything about it till Friday.


well i put the calipers on the wrong sides so my bleeders are on the bottom not the top. I feel like a idiot because i have done brakes a ton of time. but o well i figured out the problem and i have a new master so i should have plenty of power to slow me down now
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lol.....
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I've seen many of many people do that. Your not the first.
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At least you figured it out and not somebody else... Props. Now get it fixed asap! Lol
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Could have been worse man. At least you saw what you did and your the one fixing it.

Now get it done brother
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yeah i was ready to take it to a dealer and have them power bleed it. but jason and i got to talked this morning and figured it out so it will be fixed friday then some action shots with no rear shocks or sway bar
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