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Old 10-10-07, 07:44 AM
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brake bleeding

I am going to try to bleed the brakes an my 1991 ford fi50. i am having trouble finding the bleeder valves. are they on the back side of the drum and do i have to remove the wheel and tires.
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Old 10-10-07, 08:33 AM
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Here's some help:

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us...rInfoPages.htm

Youi don't HAVE to remove wheels to do the job, but it gives you more working room so you don't have to crawl underneath. Be sure you properly support the truck on jackstands if you work with wheels removed.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 09:05 AM
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Brake Bleeding

I'm sorry to sound this way but if you are having a problem finding the bleeders on the truck maybe you should let a service station do the job. There is a proper procedure for the job and what is the reason you are bleeding them in the first place?
 
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i am replacing the brake line. if i could afford to have someone else do it i would. not all of us our loaded.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 04:19 PM
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Brake bleeding/line replacement

I am not a Ford guy but I did some brake work in my Chevy when it was about the same age as your truck. A couple of things to consider: before you start trying to take anything apart, give the threads some good doses of a penetrating oil. I swear by PB Blaster. For me, if anything works, it does. As best you can, wire brush the connection to loosen first. Then soak it several times over several days. Old brake lines are a b(^*[email protected] to get apart.

Think about replacing other joining lines while you are at it. You might have to anyway if what ever you need to change wont come apart from its mating line. I had that problem.

Also I would but a new bleeder valve. Its a couple of bucks and not worth screwing with the old rusted one.

The actual bleeding isnt bad. With a 30 yr old Triumph, I have coaxed/trained my wife into an able assistant.

Good luck.
 
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Old 10-10-07, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by maymay View Post
I am going to try to bleed the brakes an my 1991 ford fi50. i am having trouble finding the bleeder valves. are they on the back side of the drum and do i have to remove the wheel and tires.
thanks in advance

I had same issue with you before..but my brother fix it using the my car manual..you might want to check it in the manual...


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thanks all, greatly appreciated
 
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