1994 Ford Escort no pressure

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES
I rebuilt my front calipers and put in new brakes but when the car is running I don't have any. I blead the front brakes, do I need to bleed them all or am I having a different problem
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 5:24 PM

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Tiny
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What was the origina problem? Why the caliper rebuild? Low pedal? Try clamping off al 4 brake hoses and see if there is a pedal, if not the master may be your problem. If you have a good pedal, have someone hold the pedal down and remove the clamps one at a time. When the pedal sinks, there's where to look for your leak. You have a diagonal braking system, the left front and right rear are paired off the master, and the same on the other side.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I had to rebuid the calipers cause I had one sticking, so I just did both front. I do have pressure when the car is off, and when the ignition is on, but when I start the car the pedal goes to the floor and the brakes barley work.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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Run my test, and you used onlt Dot 3 brake fluid right? The other thing to remeber is, some seals have a lip that needs to be install a certian way, you may have flipped it over? Not the dust boot, but the seal, or you can have these symtoms.
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Monday, August 4th, 2008 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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No leaks, I brought the car to tires plus they told me to replace the master. Did that blead all 4 had good pressure till I started car, then lost it again. Tried to bleed them again and had problems getting any pressure out of the bleeder valve. Could I have not bench blead th e master enough? I am going to pull the callipers apart tomorrow and see if they asre right. I would appriciate any other advice. Thank you
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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 9:22 PM
Tiny
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Remove the lines at the master, then use solid brass threaded plugs and screw them into the outlets on the master, pump the pedal gently until you cant pump it anymore, at this point all air is out of the master, reattach the lines, and bleed them by cracking them open, push the pedal down close lines and release pedal, repeatuntil all air is gone, then making sure the master does not run empty, open the bleeders at both front wheels, allow them to gravity bleed for until a good stream comes out and clese them, now how is the pedal? And have the rear brakes been inspected? If wheel cyls, or calipers leak back ther, you will never get a good pedal!
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 1:14 PM

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