Rear passenger caliper not releasing

Tiny
RUBEN541X13
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  • 2003 FORD F-250
  • 6.0L
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,100 MILES
I noticed the rear passenger caliper was stuck. I took off the caliper and one piston was broken. I replaced the caliper the disc and the line to the caliper and it still won't bleed.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 9:27 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

I attached the bleeding procedure for you of the system. This sounds like the hose collapsed and seized the caliper. You replaced the parts but the bleeding requires a scan tool to open the valves in the ABS unit.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-caliper-replacement

Roy

Special Tool(s)

Master Cylinder Priming-In-Vehicle or Bench

WARNING: Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.

CAUTION: Do not allow the brake master cylinder reservoir to run dry during the bleeding operation. Keep the brake master cylinder reservoir filled with the specified brake fluid. Never reuse the brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system.

CAUTION: Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water.

NOTE: When any part of the hydraulic system has been disconnected for repair or replacement, air can enter the system and cause spongy brake pedal action. This requires bleeding of the hydraulic system after it has been properly connected. The hydraulic system can be bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment.

NOTE: When the brake master cylinder has been replaced or the system has been emptied, or partially emptied, it should be primed to prevent air from entering the system.

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1. For in-vehicle priming disconnect the brake lines.

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2. For bench priming mount the brake master cylinder in a vise.

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3. Install short brake tubes with the ends submerged in the brake master cylinder reservoir, and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AB or equivalent DOT 3 fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A.
4. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal, or slowly depress the primary piston until clear fluid flows from both brake tubes, without air bubbles.
5. If the brake master cylinder is being primed at the bench, install it in the vehicle.

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6. Remove the short brake tubes, and install the brake outlet tubes.
7. Bleed each brake tube at the brake master cylinder as follows:
1. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal, and then hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.
2. Loosen the rearmost brake tube fittings until a stream of brake fluid comes out. While the assistant maintains pressure on the brake pedal, tighten the brake tube fitting.
3. Repeat this operation until clear, bubble-free fluid comes out.
4. Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir as necessary. Repeat the bleeding operation at the front brake tube.

Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (4WABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU)

NOTE: This procedure only needs to be performed if the 4-wheel anti-lock brake (4WABS) hydraulic control unit (HCU) has been replaced or if air is suspected in the HCU.

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1. Clean all dirt from and remove the brake master cylinder filler cap, and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with the specified brake fluid.

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2. Connect a clear waste line to the RH rear bleeder screw and the other end in a container partially filled with recommended brake fluid.
3. With the RH rear bleeder screw open, cycle the brake pedal until no more air is seen in the waste line.

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4. Tighten the RH rear bleeder screw, and disconnect the waste line.

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5. Repeat Steps 2, 3 and 4 for the LH rear bleeder screw, the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw, and the LH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw, in that order.

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6. Connect the scan tool DCL cable adapter into the vehicle data link connector (DLC) under the dash, and follow the scan tool instructions.
7. Repeat the system bleed procedure as outlined in Steps 1 through 5.

Caliper

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1. NOTE: It is not necessary to do a complete brake system bleed if only the disc brake caliper was disconnected.

Place a box end wrench on the disc brake caliper bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the disc brake caliper bleeder screw, and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
2. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal (BP) and then hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.
3. Loosen the disc brake caliper bleeder screw until a stream of brake fluid comes out. While the assistant maintains pressure on the brake pedal, tighten the disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
- Repeat until clear, bubble-free fluid comes out.
- Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir as necessary.

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4. Tighten the disc brake caliper bleeder screw. Refer to Specifications.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2021 AT 3:44 PM

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