1987 Ford Escort BRAKE PRESSURE

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ROBERTTHORNBURG
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  • 1987 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 MILES
IM HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PRESSURE TO ALL WHEELS I'VE REPLACED MASTER AND REAR WHEEL CYLS. AND RIGHT FRONT BRAKE LINE AND BOOSTER REDONE FRONT BRAKES AND REAR THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT I CAN GET PRESSURE AT LEFT FRONT AND RIGHT REAR BUT NOT THE OTHER TWO CORNERS I AM AT A TOTAL LOSS I HAVE REPLACE THE MASTER TWICE TO RULE OUT THE NEW MASTER BEING BAD. THE ONLY THING I HAVEN'T REPLACE IS THE PROPORTIONIG VALVES FIND THEM ARE NOT ALL THAT EASY BECAUSE OF AGE OF VEHICLE BUT DID INSPECT THEM AND CLEAN THEM THEY SEEM TO BE FINE AND I DID BLEED THEM IN THE CORRECT ORDER RR TO LF AND AGAIN LR TO RF AND SPECIFIED IN THE BLEADING PROCEDURE MANUAL IM GOING BALD OVER THIS ONE
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 7:36 AM

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MERLIN2021
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Are you getting pressure at the master? Start at master and work your way back. This is a diagonal brake system, and it is split rr, LF as a pair off the master, and lr rf as a pair. You did bench bleed the master first? If not, get some brass plugs and install them on the master, pump gently until the pedal will not move, now all air is out, attach lines and bleed them, then bleed at wheels. Do not allow the master to run dry!
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 8:33 AM
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IN FACT I DID BENCH BLEED THE MASTER AND AS STATED I DID BLEED IN CORRECT ORDER AS THE DIAGONAL SYSTEM BUT STILL NO LUCK PLEASE READ MY QUESTION AND PROBLEM THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 10:27 AM
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MERLIN2021
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You still did not answer my question, if you remove the lines at the master, does the MASTER have good pressure? If yes you either have a LEAK, or a bad Prop valve. And a LOW pedal?
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 5:50 PM
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MERLIN2021
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I did re read your answer and still did not see a mention of BENCH bleed of master?
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 5:53 PM
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ROBERTTHORNBURG
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I DID BENCH BLEED THE MASTER AND I CHECK AND TOOK APART THE PROP VALVES IF YOU PUMP THE BRAKE YOU HAS A PEDAL BUT AN INITIAL ONE PUMP THERE IS NO PEDAL AND THE MASTER HAS GOOD PRESSURE ITS THE THIRD MASTER TO RULE OUT A BAD NEW MASTER I HAVE GOOD STOPPING POWER AT THE LEFT FRONT AND RIGHT REAR THE CAR IS SITTING OUT BACK OF THE SHOP JUST WAITING B/C I AM AT A LOSS OF THE REPAIR I ALSO HAD A SIMILAR PROB ON A TAURUS AND COULD NOT REPAIR IT EITHER I AM REALLY CURIOS TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT AND CANT THINK OF WHAT IT COULD BE I DO APPRECIATE YOUR HELP
THANK A LOT
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Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 7:52 AM

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