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Old August 21st, 2012, 12:09 AM
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I need some info on bleeding the brakes on a 2006 ford explorer.i have been told that the engine should not be running when bleeding is this correct?
I am doing this because the brake pedal if not pushed for appx.3-4 minutes the pedal will go almost to the floor but still has stopping power and when i let off and hit the pedal again i have a full brake pedal so any suggestions on what else could be going on with the brakes.this vehicle has 92k plus miles bought new by myself and no issues at all until this has always been serviced regularly on time.
All help appreciated. Thanks arnett
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You're correct about the engine not running when bleeding.

That whole brake pedal to the floor and all, I have no idea.

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It's possible that it needs to bled, so I'd start there, but it could also be the master cylinder too.

You'll need a helper to bleed the brakes. Have the helper pump the brakes 3 or 4 times and hold pressure on the brake pedal, then loosen the bleeding screw on the drum\disk brakes until either the air comes out of the pedal hit the ground. If the pedal hits the ground, tighten the bleeding screw and have the helper pump the brakes again. If the air comes out (it will almost spit at you so be ready) tighten the bleeding screw and move on to the next tire. Do this for all 4 tires, starting at the tire that is farthest away from the mast cylinder and work your way back. This means bleed the back passsnger, then the back driver, then the front passenger, then the front driver.

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Smile 2006 Ford Explorer brake problem

i would like to thank all for the reply to my post regarding my
2006 explorer brake issue.
I will try these steps tomorrow and let you all know how it turns out.
Thanks again

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