DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum (
-   Suspension (
-   -   Brakes won't bleed (

bandit1047 03-21-2013 07:47 AM

Brakes won't bleed
I just finished installing new front disc pads and since my Ram 2500 is a 95, I thought I would bleed the old fluid out and replace it with synthetic.
I flushed the system using a pressure bleeder and have clean fluid in the system, however, when I start the truck, the pedal slowly goes to the floor as I apply pressure. I purchased a Phoenix V12 pressure pump and reverse bled the brakes starting at the farthest wheel and worked my way up. Same problem; start the engine and pedal moves to floor when pressure is applied. HELP, I am at a loss since the brakes had no other issues than worn front pads when I started. Someone said I may have damaged the master cylinder when pumping the brakes since I pumped past the normal travel of the master cylinder when I first tried to bleed the system.

RamTech 03-21-2013 08:16 AM

If memory serves, you need a scan tool to run the bleed brakes function in the ABS module.

bandit1047 03-21-2013 02:42 PM

Bleed brake module?
What is a bleed brake module, where do I get one and how do I use it?

bandit1047 03-21-2013 02:44 PM

Scan Tool
Sorry, I meant what is a scan tool and how do I use it?

RamTech 03-21-2013 03:19 PM

A scan tool is a tool that connects to the vehicles computers and allows communication and bi-directional control. I strongly recommend you have the truck taken to a shop that has one and let them handle the procedure.

bandit1047 03-25-2013 07:50 AM

ABS disconect
Can I disconnect the ABS from the brake system? Will the brakes function only as if there is no ABS? I need to get it to a dealer for them to scan and set things I assume, however I live in the country and towing the vehicle is not CHEAP!

I assume the ABS is making the brakes act like they are not bled of air. I don't understand why that is going on.
I didn't think the 95 ram had ABS brakes.
Any ideas would help.

Gen1Ram 04-03-2013 09:48 AM

my 94 has anti lock, i think just in the rear wheels tho....

green01sport 05-30-2013 10:22 PM

95 is obd1. Not a lot of things a scan tool can do for that.

Warlock III 05-31-2013 10:21 AM

Try bleeding them again manually, except this time, once you crack the bleeder keep the pedal to the floor and count 10 seconds. Then tighten the bleeder.

Perform 3 more times.

It's a rudimentary ABS system and this is usually the only way to get it to bleed out correctly.

If that doesn't help, your front hoses may be bad.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger