I have good brakes it stops good but the brake pedal is about two inches of the floor when I press it down

Tiny
JOE1953
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  • 2003 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 4.8L
  • V8
  • 184,000 MILES
I replace the two brakes caliper on the rear and I bled the two calipers. I have good brakes it stop good, but the brake pedal is about two inches of the floor when I press it down. What height the brake pedal should be when press it down?
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Friday, September 16th, 2016 AT 11:44 PM

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Tiny
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If the pads were not replaced that is not too bad. Check fluid level in master new pads in front especially will make it go higher.
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Saturday, September 17th, 2016 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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The front pads was replace July 23, 2016 and the rear pads was replace about a week later. The the brake fluid is at the maximum level.
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Saturday, September 17th, 2016 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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Then you may still have air in ABS unit try a power bleeder If they do not come up then a mechanic will have to use a scanner to bleed so he can open the valves on ABS. It can take up to three quarts to get air out.
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Saturday, September 17th, 2016 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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How do I use a power bleeder? What do I connect it to? Is the power bleeder a hand pump? Are you saying it takes three quarts of brake fluid?
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Saturday, September 17th, 2016 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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The power bleeder is either powered by air or some have a pump you fill it with fluid put air in it either by hand or air tank, install on master cylinder then bleed brakes.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2016 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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Can you send me a video showing how to use the power bleeder?
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Sunday, September 18th, 2016 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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We dont' have that this is the only one we have. a power bleeder setup isn't
very hard to hook up a rent it shop can explain it.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 AT 5:22 AM

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