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#12858359 - 08/08/18 09:34 PM Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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05 f-150, back pads were worn down to nothing and rotors needed changed, got some new rotors and pads from autozone, lost some fluid in the process, topped it fluid off when finished, what’s the next step? Bleeding brake lines, I’m thinking an air bubble somewhere. What are y’all thoughts?
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#12858534 - 08/09/18 07:05 AM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
Chris B Offline
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How did you loose fluid?
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#12858598 - 08/09/18 07:54 AM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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Pretty standard procedure to bleed and level out fluid after pad and rotor replacement.
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#12858657 - 08/09/18 08:40 AM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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I guess it all depends how you do it, but changing pads and rotors you shouldn't have lost any fluid.

Top off the reservoir. Start with the wheel furthest from the booster, should be passenger rear bleed it then work your way towards the closest one.

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#12858920 - 08/09/18 12:42 PM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
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On a 2005 you might as well bleed out all the fluid. Just make sure to maintain a minimum level in the master
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#12858976 - 08/09/18 01:39 PM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
redchevy Offline
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Have never and probably never will flush/replace brake fluid.

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#12859026 - 08/09/18 02:25 PM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I guess it all depends how you do it, but changing pads and rotors you shouldn't have lost any fluid.


Actually if the reservoir had been topped off anytime the pads were wore down then when installing new pads it will overflow.

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#12859265 - 08/09/18 05:37 PM Re: Brakes soft after replacing rotors and pads [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Turns out I had a bad caliper that was leaking. Replaced it and bled lines, brakes are good as new.
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