1998 Ford Taurus do I need a scan tool for my particular mo

Tiny
CURRENCYLOOT
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,000 MILES
Was just wondering, since I have been bleeding my brakes the way I think its suppossed to be done, why I havent had any luck. It gets a little better but I still get a really mushy pedal and when I take it on the road it will brake decently after I pump the brakes. But when I let loose for a while from the brake pedal I get the same problem. Do I need a scan tool for this model? Appreciate your feedback
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Tiny
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DISC & DRUM -1998 Ford Taurus SE

NOTE: Check fluid level in master cylinder frequently during brake bleeding sequence.

MANUAL BLEEDING

1. Clean dirt from master cylinder fluid reservoir filler cap area. Fill reservoir with brake fluid. If master cylinder is known or suspected to have air in bore, bleed master cylinder first. To bleed brake system, release vacuum from power unit by depressing brake pedal several times. 2. Install clear vinyl bleed hose onto first bleed valve to be serviced. See BRAKELINE BLEEDING SEQUENCE table. Place other end of hose in clean transparent container. 3. Partially fill container with clean brake fluid so end of hose is submerged in fluid. Open bleed valve 1-2 turns. Have an assistant slowly depress brake pedal through its full travel. 4. Close bleed valve and release pedal. Pump pedal several times to push air toward wheel cylinders. Repeat procedure until flow of brake fluid is clear and shows no sign of air bubbles. Proceed to next bleed valve. 5. Check brake pedal for firmness. If brake pedal feels spongy, repeat bleeding procedure. Top off brake fluid reservoir.
BRAKELINE BLEEDING SEQUENCE Application All Models
Sequence RR, LF, LR & RF

DISC & DRUM -1998 Ford Taurus SE

NOTE: Hydro-boost unit is generally self-bleeding. This procedure will normally bleed air from brake booster. Normal vehicle operation will remove any additional air.
BLEEDING HYDRO-BOOST UNIT
1. Fill power steering reservoir with appropriate fluid. Remove power train control module (PCM) fuse to prevent engine start. Crank engine for several seconds. Check power steering fluid reservoir and fill if necessary. Install PCM fuse. 2. Start engine. With engine running, turn steering wheel stop-to-stop 2 times. Turn engine off. Depress brake pedal several times to discharge accumulator. Repeat this step. 3. If foaming occurs, stop engine and allow foam to dissipate. Repeat step 2) until air is removed from system.

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