Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Pressure Bleeding


  1. This procedure requires the use of the following special tools or their equivalents: Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS) and Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) with proper adapters or equivalent diagnostic scan tool.
    Use of any other than approved DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

    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.

    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.

    Do not allow the brake master cylinder reservoir to run dry during the bleeding operation. Keep the brake master cylinder reservoir filled with the DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid. Never reuse the brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system.

  3. Clean all the dirt from the area and remove the brake master cylinder filler cap. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with the specified brake fluid.
    Master cylinder pressure bleeder adapter tools are available from various manufacturers of pressure bleeding equipment. Follow the instructions of the manufacturer when installing the adapter.

  5. Install the bleeder adapter to the brake master cylinder reservoir, and attach the bleeder tank hose to the fitting on the adapter.
    Bleed the longest line first. Make sure the bleeder tank contains enough specified brake fluid to complete the bleeding operation.

  7. Place a box end wrench on the RH rear bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear bleeder screw, and submerge the free end of the tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
  9. Open the valve on the bleeder tank.
  11. Loosen the RH rear bleeder screw. Leave open until clear, bubble-free brake fluid flows, then tighten the RH rear bleeder screw to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm) and remove the rubber hose.
  13. Continue bleeding the rear of the system, going in order from the LH rear bleeder screw to the RH front disc brake caliper bleeder screw ending with the LH front brake caliper bleeder screw.
  15. Close the bleeder tank valve. Remove the tank hose from the adapter, and remove the adapter.