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    Ford Excursion, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator 2000-2005

    Manual Bleeding

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    CAUTION
    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.


    WARNING
    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.


    WARNING
    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 new installation, air may get into the system and cause spongy brake pedal action. This requires bleeding of the hydraulic system after it has been correctly connected. The hydraulic system can be bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment.

    1. Place a box end wrench on the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
    2.  
    3. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal and then hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.
    4.  
    5. Loosen the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw until a stream of brake fluid comes out. Have an assistant maintain pressure on the brake pedal while tightening the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
      1. Repeat until clear, bubble-free fluid comes out.
      2.  
      3. Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir as necessary.
      4.  

    6.  
    7. Tighten the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Repeat Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the LH rear disc brake caliper.
    10.  
    11. Place a box end wrench on the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
    12.  
    13. Have an assistant pump the brake pedal and then hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.
    14.  
    15. Loosen the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw until a stream of brake fluid comes out. Have an assistant maintain pressure on the brake pedal while tightening the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
      1. Repeat until clear, bubble-free fluid comes out.
      2.  
      3. Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir as necessary.
      4.  

    16.  
    17. Tighten the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
    18.  
    19. Repeat Steps 6, 7, 8, and 9 for the LH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
    20.  
    21. If necessary, bleed the brake master cylinder.  
    22.  

    Gravity Bleeding




    CAUTION
    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.


    WARNING
    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.


    WARNING
    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 new installation, air may get into the system and cause spongy brake pedal action. This requires bleeding of the hydraulic system after it has been correctly connected. The hydraulic system can be bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment.


    NOTE
    When a new brake master cylinder has been installed or the system has been emptied, or partially emptied, it should be primed to prevent air from getting into the system.

    1. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with brake fluid.
    2.  
    3. Bleed the rear disc brake calipers.
      1. Place a box end wrench on the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
      2.  
      3. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear disc brake caliper bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
      4.  
      5. Open the bleeder screw and leave open until clear bubble-free brake fluid flows.
      6.  
      7. Repeat for LH rear disc brake caliper.
      8.  

    4.  
    5. Tighten the rear disc brake caliper bleeder screws to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Bleed the front disc brake calipers.
      1. Place a box end wrench on the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw.
      2.  
      3. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
      4.  
      5. Open the bleeder screw and leave open until clear bubble-free brake fluid flows.
      6.  
      7. Repeat for LH front disc brake caliper.
      8.  

    8.  
    9. Tighten the front disc brake caliper bleeder screws to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).  
    10.  

     
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