1997 Ford Escort

Tiny
ROB313
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  • 1997 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 134,000 MILES
I have just changed pads and shose and when I i got doing the shose I asked a firend of mine if they could pump the brake while the drum was off and the wheel cyclinder would barley open and when i'm driving I go to stop the peddle would go almost to the floor and the front brake will stop it little bit and the resivor is filled with fluid
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 2:17 PM

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Tiny
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Check to make sure you dont have a leak in the line, it could be a very tiny leak barley leaking and cause the pressure to not build up.

Also did you properly bleed the brakes?
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 10:01 AM
Tiny
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If you pump the brake pedal fast does pressure build up?
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 AT 10:03 AM
Tiny
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Pressure builds up alittle bit then it gose back down but if there was a tiny leak wouldnt I lose brake fluid? Because my fluid level hasnt went down any and all the parts of the brake system is orginal and I bought new wheel cylinder and new calipers sould I just replace them? Then bled the system and see what happens? Or could it the master cylinder?
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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By the sounds of that you may have air trapped in your system. Pressure build up with vehicle off?

Try bleeding the system good. If you ahve a metering or combanation valve you have to make sure it is locked in the bypass position so it will actually bleed. And dont pump the pedal fast or too hard.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
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Yes the brakes get hard when the car is off! And what kind of valve are you talking about and where is it because I looked at books and it tells me that I have a valve thats looks like a block that all the brake lines connect to I forgot what kind of valve is and what its called plus when I went to bled the rear passenger brake it was real hard to turn but when I did turn it as much as I could turn it I just saw drips I didnt want to turn it anymore I was afraid I was going to brake it like I said befor everything is original
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 1:31 AM
Tiny
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With pedal hard, engine off hold down about 100-200 pounds of pressure and hold it does pedal stay up or slowly go down?

There is a valve that the brake lines go too after the master cylinder and abs module.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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Yes the peddle stays up ! And this car dose not have abs
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Thats quite the thinker! You gonna have to get back to me in a few days, im going to have to do a spot of research for your vehicle!
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Ok no problem
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 10:37 PM

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