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Ron, ***** ***** here. Working on an 04 F-150, replaced the

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Customer: Hi Ron, ***** ***** here. Working on an 04 F-150, replaced the front left caliper. I get fluid out of the flexible hose, I put the washers on and torqued to 26 ft/lbs. Now when I open the bleeder screw, I get no fluid.
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Customer: Working on an 04 F-150, replaced the front left caliper. I get fluid out of the flexible hose, I put the washers on and torqued to 26 ft/lbs. Now when I open the bleeder screw, I get no fluid.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.

Are you not getting any fluid after pumping several times on the pedal and holding it down? Or are you trying to use a vacuum bleed system and you are not getting fluid?

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Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

One last important question, do you have a ABS scan tool connected with the ABS pump activated during this bleeding procedure?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Jeremy, I was going off the Haynes manual (which I am sure is not as reliable as the ford TSM) which did not mention an ABS scan tool for the procedure. I am sure I can rent one from NAPA if it is required. I have bled brakes before with a vacuum (mityvac type) not on this particular vehicle.
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

This brake system will not bleed without the use of a live data scanner, such Snap On Solus, capable of remotely operating the dump valves inside the ABS hydraulic control Unit, this scanner can not be rented only purchased , if you do not have one tow your vehicle to the nearest dealership to have it bled properly. Please RATE my service a 3 or above, if for some reason you can not, Please ASK me another question, I will continue to answer your questions, even after rating is given until you are completely satisfied with my answers.

Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

Please RATE my service a 3 or above, if for some reason you can not ,please ASK me another question, I will continue to answer your questions even after rating is given until you are completely satisfied with my answers.