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jthursby
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bleeding gone bad
#1311243 - 09/02/06 04:52 PM

I replaced my rear calipers this week and I left the lines open without a caliper on them for a day. As you imagine they bled out and I've had to bleed the master cylinder. Problem is I still cant get fluid to the rear calipers. I can mity-vac the crap out of them but nothing but air comes in. I'm at a loss.

Jim T.

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311276 (Re: jthursby) 09/02/06 06:21 PM

Ran for a day with no calipers?

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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311280 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 09/02/06 06:25 PM

No. It sat in the garage without calipers for five or six hours.

Jim T.

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ChattavegasSE
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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311281 (Re: jthursby) 09/02/06 06:30 PM

Oh! Well that's ok then! I thought you were driving around town, pickin up chicks n stuff, with no rear calipers!

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F111D F
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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311327 (Re: jthursby) 09/02/06 08:26 PM

ABS???? year/etc.
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richs
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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311487 (Re: F111D F) 09/03/06 02:30 AM

I have not had good success of bleeding the brakes on my Contours by pulling a vacuum. Works great on my Taurus. I have always had to use the pump the brakes technique.

Rich S

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Re: bleeding gone bad new
#1311726 (Re: richs) 09/03/06 04:14 PM

well it turns out my old (15 years)mityvac had crapped out. I got a new one and all is well.

Jim T.

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