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post #1 of 8 Old 04-21-2006, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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wife just bought a 03 v-6 funky brakes

Need help on this one fellas. Wife just bought an 03 with ABS and traction control. Problem is the brake pedal feels really soft and squishy. Doesn't seem to be any air in the lines and I just replaced the fluid with fresh fluid. Did not let the MC go dry either it stayed about 3/4 of an inch below the max mark. We put new rotors on because ford machined the old ones before she bought the car. Rear brakes look fine. Thinking about investing in the Speedi Bleed brake tool. Anyone ever use this, and if so what do you think. Any help or advice here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.


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Just curious should I be bleeding the brakes while the engine is running??? One place I read says yes the other says no.... thanks again fellas


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Just curious should I be bleeding the brakes while the engine is running??? One place I read says yes the other says no.... thanks again fellas
No need to have it running.
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Your ABS light isn't on after startup is it? ABS is a wacky system and did some locked up a wheel once on his truck.
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ABS sucks on our cars. mine is the same way no air is in the system they are just really spongy i found SS front brake lines helped alot but its still spongy. my friend had the same year as me a 99 and no ABS and damn it had great pedal strength
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Well, there is no abs light while the car is running. Another question though, should the ignition be in the on but not starting position? I've heard yes and no on this one also. Oh and I'm buying the brake bleeder from harbor freight it seems like a good kit, you need a compressor to run it though. But should make bleeding brakes on all the cars alot easier, can't wait to use it on the Ranger, focus and the II. Thanks for the advice and anymore anyone can give.

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Did you bleed the master cylinder after you did all the wheel cylinders?
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Didn't figure I needed to, mc never went dry always kept fluid in it. I thought maybe before she bought it the dealer may have f'd up something and am seriously thinking about doing the mc too. Thanks again

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