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Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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I have bleed the abs with my snap on scan tool. But I still

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I have bleed the abs with my snap on scan tool. But I still have spongy pedal. All I did was replaced the left rear brake hose.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

We see this often in the shop: sometimes the abs controller will get small bits of debris in the control solenoids and cause a soft pedal. The solution is to bleed it about 4 times with the scan tool. Eventually the debris should loosen up. Another option, albeit not as safe, is to take the truck out on a dirt road, get up to about 25 mph and then slam the brakes to activate the ABS. This will sometimes force the debris out as well.

I hate to answer and run, but I'm leaving the shop in about 5 minutes. I check back in later to see if you need more info.

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Good morning,

Do you need additional help with this vehicle or did you get it sorted out?

Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.

Please don't forget to rate.