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Larry R Harrison Jr

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Since: Aug 11, 2005
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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:15 pm
Post subject: Ford Tempo: Bleeding Brakes
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I am fixing the brakes on my Ford Tempo--sorry for any redundant threads. I
proceeded OK on the driver's side, now I'm on the passenger's side.

Driver's side went smoothly, passenger side less so. The issue: no matter
how hard I clamp down on the caliper with the C-clamp, it just simply will
not move. It will NOT go down.

Someone said I could try bleeding the brakes, this should make it resume. My
hunch, though--and I realize I am only a weekend warrior--but my hunch is
that the calipers are just plain gone. True?

The more important question, though--if I do need to "bleed the brakes,"
where is the screw for that? The guy on the phone described it but his
description helped me none at all.

Again, note: I am FINISHED with the left (driver's) side, wheel is back on &
everything. I'm trying not to have to "go there" again if I can help it.

Tips?

LRH

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Since: Apr 24, 2005
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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:55 am
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"Larry R Harrison Jr" wrote in


> I am fixing the brakes on my Ford Tempo--sorry for any redundant
> threads. I proceeded OK on the driver's side, now I'm on the
> passenger's side.
>
> Driver's side went smoothly, passenger side less so. The issue: no
> matter how hard I clamp down on the caliper with the C-clamp, it just
> simply will not move. It will NOT go down.
>
> Someone said I could try bleeding the brakes, this should make it
> resume. My hunch, though--and I realize I am only a weekend
> warrior--but my hunch is that the calipers are just plain gone. True?
>
> The more important question, though--if I do need to "bleed the
> brakes," where is the screw for that? The guy on the phone described
> it but his description helped me none at all.
>
> Again, note: I am FINISHED with the left (driver's) side, wheel is
> back on & everything. I'm trying not to have to "go there" again if I
> can help it.
>
> Tips?
>
> LRH
>
>
>

Good news..
You Dont HAVE to bleed the brakes, unless you replace the caliper ..

Bad news..
Your caliper is done, rusted, BAD if it doesnt retract. Werent the pads
worn unevenly on that side? ALWYS check pad wear to diagnose a problem.

The bleeder screw is on the top of the cylinder as it's mounted.. looks
sort of like a grease fitting, may have a rubber boot on it.

Sorry

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:55 am
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"Larry R Harrison Jr" wrote in


> I am fixing the brakes on my Ford Tempo--sorry for any redundant
> threads. I proceeded OK on the driver's side, now I'm on the
> passenger's side.
>
> Driver's side went smoothly, passenger side less so. The issue: no
> matter how hard I clamp down on the caliper with the C-clamp, it just
> simply will not move. It will NOT go down.
>
> Someone said I could try bleeding the brakes, this should make it
> resume. My hunch, though--and I realize I am only a weekend
> warrior--but my hunch is that the calipers are just plain gone. True?
>
> The more important question, though--if I do need to "bleed the
> brakes," where is the screw for that? The guy on the phone described
> it but his description helped me none at all.
>
> Again, note: I am FINISHED with the left (driver's) side, wheel is
> back on & everything. I'm trying not to have to "go there" again if I
> can help it.
>
> Tips?
>
> LRH
>
>
>

tip # 2

Jackstands come in pairs for a reason. Never remount wheels until the job
is COMPLETELY done
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:55 am
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"Larry R Harrison Jr" wrote in


> I am fixing the brakes on my Ford Tempo--sorry for any redundant
> threads. I proceeded OK on the driver's side, now I'm on the
> passenger's side.
>
> Driver's side went smoothly, passenger side less so. The issue: no
> matter how hard I clamp down on the caliper with the C-clamp, it just
> simply will not move. It will NOT go down.
>
> Someone said I could try bleeding the brakes, this should make it
> resume. My hunch, though--and I realize I am only a weekend
> warrior--but my hunch is that the calipers are just plain gone. True?
>
> The more important question, though--if I do need to "bleed the
> brakes," where is the screw for that? The guy on the phone described
> it but his description helped me none at all.
>
> Again, note: I am FINISHED with the left (driver's) side, wheel is
> back on & everything. I'm trying not to have to "go there" again if I
> can help it.
>
> Tips?
>
> LRH
>
>
>

Tip # 3

If one caliper is rusty and locks.. the second usually aint far behind.
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