DIY019 BLEEDING BRAKES ON MERCURY EDSEL LINCOLN

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DIY019 BLEEDING BRAKES ON MERCURY EDSEL LINCOLN

Post by 59lincolnrag » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 10:28

BLEEDING BRAKES ON
MERCURY EDSEL LINCOLN UTILIZING THE BENDIX TREADELVAC

Manufacturers recommend replacing your brake fluid every three years or so because most fluid deteriorates with use. Also, its affinity for water reduces the fluid’s heat resistance and can cause brake-system corrosion.
An essential part of replacing brake fluid is bleeding the system. After a brake service procedure fill the master cylinder with brake fluid.
Locate the bleeding screws, spray them with penetrating oil, and attempt to loosen them. Then, if possible, re-tighten all bleeder screws with care.

Caution: All master cylinders without bleeders need to be bench-bled prior to installation to the car.

All master cylinders with bleeders can be bled on the car

Make sure you return the brake pedal to the full “up” position.

Use a Push-And-Hold Method when bleeding brakes. This generally requires 2 people, one person on the brake pedal and the second person on the master cylinder and the brake cylinders.

DO NOT “PUMP-UP” the brakes.

Check fluid level frequently to avoid running dry and introducing air into the system.

Get a bleeding bottle of can and clear bleeding tube, and attach it to the bleeder valve.

Release the bleeder valve, and have the person operating the brake pedal push it to the floor and hold it.

When the brake pedal is all the way to the floor, lock off the bleeder valve, and release the brake pedal to the “up” position.

Repeat this procedure until you get clear brake fluid running through the line with no air bubbles.

Repeat this procedure on each brake cylinder starting at the furthest away , starting right rear, left rear, right front, left front, and finally the master cylinder one last time to make sure that no air has been introduced into the system.
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