Ford

Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Ford

How ot bleed brakes on 2005 f250 diesel

Customer Question
how ot bleed brakes on 2005 f250 diesel
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Ford
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 28 minutes by:
12/28/2009
Ford Mechanic: EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager replied 8 years ago
EMRSR
EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,010
Experience: 20 years with Ford, Master Certified
Verified

Remember to start at the furthest wheel.

Bleeding, System
Notes

Brake System Bleeding



Material

Manual Bleeding Method

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. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

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 may get into 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.

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

  1. Remove the bleeder screw cap and place a box end wrench on the RH rear bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with specified brake fluid.
  2. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal and then hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.
  3. Loosen the RH rear bleeder screw until a stream of brake fluid comes out. While the assistant maintains pressure on the brake pedal, tighten the RH rear bleeder screw.
    • Repeat until clear, bubble-free fluid comes out.
    • Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir as necessary.

  1. Tighten the RH rear bleeder screw and install the bleeder screw cap.
  2. Repeat Steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the LH rear, RH front, and LH front bleeder screws in this order.

Pressure Bleeding Method

  1. Clean all dirt from and remove the brake master cylinder filler cap and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with specified brake fluid.
  2. NOTE: Master cylinder pressure bleeder adapter tools are available from various manufacturers of pressure bleeding equipment. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer when installing the adapter. Install the bleeder adapter to the brake master cylinder reservoir, and attach the bleeder tank hose to the fitting on the adapter.

  1. NOTE: Bleed the longest line first. Make sure the bleeder tank contains enough specified brake fluid to complete the bleeding operation. Remove the bleeder screw cap and place a box end wrench on the RH rear bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear bleeder screw, and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with specified brake fluid.
  2. Open the valve on the bleeder tank.

  1. Loosen the RH rear bleeder screw. Leave open until clear, bubble-free brake fluid flows, then tighten the RH rear bleeder screw and remove the rubber hose and install the bleeder screw cap.
  2. Continue bleeding the system, going in order from the LH rear bleeder screw to the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw ending with the LH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
  3. Close the bleeder tank valve. Remove the tank hose from the adapter, and remove the adapter
EMRSR
EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,010
Experience: 20 years with Ford, Master Certified
Verified
EMRSR and 87 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I did all that the pedal is hard for a second then go to flour .it seems like the power booster is bad but was working fine wheni started
Ford Mechanic: EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager replied 8 years ago
The booster did not go bad from you changing a caliper. You likely still have air in the system, we use a Vacula pressure bleeder and push about 1 gallon thru a system this size to flush and bleed the system. It may take several attempts doing it manually, a pressure bleeder pressurizes the system, you crack a bleeder open and let it flow. There might even be air hung up in the HCU (hydraulic control unit for ABS).
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thank You i will try again tomorrow
Ford Mechanic: EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager replied 8 years ago

Keep me posted.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ask EMRSR Your Own Question
EMRSR
EMRSR
EMRSR, Master Certified Service Manager
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,010
3,010 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20 years with Ford, Master Certified

EMRSR is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

24,320 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

28,139 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,380 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
The brake pedal went to the floor but the brake reservoir is
the brake pedal went to the floor but the brake reservoir is still full … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
Trying to tap into the brake switch to install a monitor
trying to tap into the brake switch to install a monitor system. Trying to access the connector at the switch; wondering if there's an easier point of access … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Spongy brake pedal on a 2008 edge. Limited. Was thinking
was thinking about it but just trying to get some insight right now … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
When I use my brake stronger i have the ABS and park brake
when I use my brake stronger i have the ABS and park brake light on I would like fix the problem … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
Cruise control stopped working. Checked brake pressure
Cruise control stopped working. Checked brake pressure switch, clutch engagement switch, brake pedal switch, and brake lights. Horn works. Checked connections coming from steering wheel and plugs are … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
28,139 satisfied customers
2013 Explorer Limited. Parking brake is stuck on rear
2013 Explorer Limited. Parking brake is stuck on rear passenger. Its been very cold here, with temperatures below freezing for several days. … read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
It is stuck in park. Brake lites no trouble codes. 2017
it is stuck in park JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up? Customer: yes brake lites no trouble codes JA: What is the model/year of your Ford? Customer: 2017 explorer less tha… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM warning comes on intermittently; pump
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM warning comes on intermittently; pump replaced a few months ago, but problem persists (even on my way home from the dealer!). They can't identify the problem, but are suggesting we … read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
375 satisfied customers
I changed brake distubutor block for the control module and
I changed brake distubutor block for the control module and Together then I bled the brakes every caliber and now my brakes are very weak don't work till the second or third push… read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
My brake lights are not working. Does the brake fluid have
Does the brake fluid have anything with the lights not working? … read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,232 satisfied customers
I have a Check Brake System fault with the ABS, Brake &
I have a Check Brake System fault with the ABS, Brake & Anti-Skid indicators on. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
1,716 satisfied customers
Having an issue with the brake lights not working on my 88
Having an issue with the brake lights not working on my 88 F-150. Narrowed it down to the brake light switch but when installed the new one it still does not work correctly. The plunger/piston does no… read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
Low brake pedal on 2008 Focus. Changed front brakes and dont
Low brake pedal on 2008 Focus. Changed front brakes and dont know how to adjust rears. Bought a master cylinder and dont have the adaptors to bench bleed it. … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
2003 ford excursion no brake lights (third brake light out
2003 ford excursion no brake lights (third brake light out too) turn signals or hazzards … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to
Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to push...once it lets go then pedal goes down by itself to apply brakes....then to release must put toe under brake pedal to pull upwards. Then it is … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
2000 F150 LARIAT LOW BRAKE PEDAL. BY MYSELF NEW FRONT BRAKE
OLD ROTORS 200.000 PLUS BRAKE PEDAL USEDTO GO DOWN FAR UNTIL THE TRUCK WAS STARTED AND PUT INTO GEAR AT WHICH TIME THE PEDAL WOULD COME UP AND BE STRONG NOW IT DOES NOT COME UP LIKE IT USED TO STAYS LOW … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
My brake lights come on when I brake, but they do not come
My brake lights come on when I brake, but they do not come on when my headlights are on. … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
03 crown victoria no brake light, No brake light. I checked
I checked the fuse #19 and the brake safety switch … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Auto Service Technician
High School or GED
1,380 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x