How Do I Bleed Hydraulic Brakes On A 84 Ford Ranger

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  • How do I bleed hydraulic brakes on a 84 ford ranger?

    There are 5 Answers for "How Do I Bleed Hydraulic Brakes On A 84 Ford Ranger"

    1. sunshinequicklube says:

      starting at rear passenger tire, crack bleeder valve while someone pumps and holds brake pedal. Then go to drivers rear, pass front, drivers front.

    2. Mr. T says:

      1. Remove the front tires.

      2. Carefully loosen the RH bleeder on the caliper

      3. Place a container under each caliper

      4. Install a small vacuum line on each bleeder

      5. Slowly depress the brake pedal all the way to floor – repeat

      6. If no fluid – remove the bleeder & clean out the dirt with a drill bit.

      7. Allow fluid to completely drain into the container.

      8. Refill Master Cyl. with Dot 3 brake fluid.

      9. Start with the RF. Open the bleeder. Depress the brake pedal a couple of times. The fluid will gravity bleed. Constantly monitor the fluid level.

      10. Once the fluid runs clear, & no bubbles are present, close the bleeder – goto the front right – repeat the procedure at each wheel.
      - Then the RR
      - Then the LR

      11. Check that all bleeders are closed.

      12. Check brake pedal is not spongy. If so repeat the procedure.

      13. Spray spilled brake fluid with brake clean, or a much cheaper alternative is to by a container of Methyl Hydrate & transfer it to squirt bottle.

      14. Install tires & road test

      Good Luck
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    3. bobweb says:

      Well, lets start with the hardest problem you may encounter first. Your vehicle is old, so if the brake calipers and cylinder bleeder screws haven’t been opened in years or haven’t been replaced, then it’s likely you’ll snap a couple of them off trying to unscrew them. Then your truck is stuck where it sits unless you buy new calipers and cylinders to replace the ones with the broken bleeder screws. That may not be so bad since you may benefit by some new calipers and wheel cylinders anyways, but you should be prepared for the truck to be down and the added expense.

    4. Zengardener says:

      You’re going to need a buddy. Make sure your brake cylinder is full. Have your buddy pump the pedal a few times and hold it to the floor. Crack open the bleeder until the brake pedal reaches the floor. Repeat process until no air comes out. Close the bleeder, then have your buddy pump up the brakes again. Make sure he has constant pressure on the pedal while the bleeder is open. Make sure to open the bleeder on all four brakes, one at a time. Or if you have a vacuum pump you can do it without the buddy. By creating a vacuum with a hose connected to the top of the bleeder, open the bleeder, let the vacuum draw the fluid to the pump, then close the bleeder and repeat the process until no air comes out. Good luck! =)

    5. rusty math says:

      Must use 2 people. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap and top it off with fluid. You can use vacuum line as your bleeder hose, but it’s better and more fun to use clear see through tubing. In either case, you should use a clear plastic or glass jar container to catch the pumped out fluid and check for air bubbles. Start with the right rear wheel cylinder. Attach the hose/tubing to the bleeder screw at one end, the other end into your container. Pump the pedal until there is resistance and then crack open the bleeder screw, being careful not to push the hose off of it. The pedal pusher should slowly push the pedal to the floor and then STOP! Make sure you tighten the screw BEFORE each pedal stroke upward is allowed. If you do not do this you will just be sucking air and/or dirty fluid back into the system! Repeat this coordinated effort until no more air bubbles appear. While doing this, keep an eye on the reservoir and add fluid as needed. Do Not allow it to go empty. Now do left rear, right front, and left front. (All from driver side facing front)