NO BRAKES

1993 Ford Tempo

Tiny

She Handyman

December, 30, 2007 AT 12:28 AM

Brakes problem
1993 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles

The car blew the R/R wheel cylinder so I replaced it and replaced the shoes, both sides. Bled all four wheels, during that process you could feel the master cylinder leak down. A new master cylinder was put on, all wheels bled again. Test drove the car, brakes felt good, all wheels locked up. So far so good. The car sat for 2 days, went to drive it and no brakes, wouldn't pump up. Nothing there.

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2 Answers

Tiny

merlin2021

December, 30, 2007 AT 12:36 AM

How experienced at brake hydraulics are you? Remove the lines at the master, install brass plugs, pump til the pedal is ROCK hard, remove the plugs, re-install the lines, gravity bleed all 4 wheels. DO NOT allow master to run dry during this step! Close bleeders as they bleed only fluid. BTW you did replace BOTH wheel cylinders? Yes? You do know this is a diagonal brake system?

Tiny

merlin2021

December, 30, 2007 AT 12:03 PM

To answer your PM Bleeding sequence is RR, LF, LR, RF, and change both wheel cylinders, it, is in the same condition as the one that leaked!

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