car repairs


Question by  knightmare (1231)

How do you bleed the brakes on a 2002 Ford Explorer?

A friend said that will solve the problem of spongy brakes.


Answer by  PatW (40)

This is a two person job. Have an assistant pump the pedal several times and hold it, then open passenger rear bleeder screw first until pedal hits the floor. Repeat process until no more air is expelled; it should be pure fluid. Repeat this process at other rear brake, then passenger front, ending with driver front. Keep brake reservoir full!


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Start by raising the vehicle onto jack stands. The pull the wheels off. Open the hood and make sure you have enough fluid. The have a friend pump the brakes and hold them. Then you open the bleeder on one side. Keep doing this until no bubble come out. Add fluid as you go. Then repeat for the other wheels.


Answer by  ben43 (121)

there is a fitting on the side of the caliper that the brake line feeds into take a 8mm wrench and crack the line. slowly pump the brak pedal. when fluid starts to come out tighten it back up. repeat process.


Answer by  uncstuff (83)

Start with the right rear, left rear, right front, left front. In this order have someone pump the brakes 4-5 times and hold, at the rear wheel loosen the brake screw let air out. Continue til a steady stream of fluid come out. Try each wheel, and check level.

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