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Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Have a 2012 ford fusion, the brakes completely out, replaced

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have a 2012 ford fusion, the brakes completely out, replaced the master cylinder and abs unit, bleed ed still no brakes? Where to go from here.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 years ago.

Were you able to bleed the ABS module with a compatible scan tool?

This ABS module will not bleed out with a conventional pump, pump, bleed.

Do the brakes work at all?

Expert:  Jared D replied 2 years ago.

Which engine does the vehicle have?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
3.0 do not have scan Tool. NO brake at all. Had to use hans brake to stop when rolling.
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 years ago.

You will have to use a scan tool to activate the ABS pump to get it bled properly. The scan tool will walk you through bleed procedures based on the type of tool you are using. A snap on solus, or ford IDS works best.

You could try the not so safe method, but it usually only works if there is a little bit of air in the system and the brakes at least partially work:

Get the vehicle on a dirt road and slam the brakes.

It will try to activate the ABS system and run the ABS pump. Sometimes this will force air out of the ABS unit. It might not work though if the brakes are not really working at all.

Expert:  Jared D replied 2 years ago.

Please let me know if you need any additional information. Also, don't forget to give a positive rating (that's how we experts get paid).