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Old 03-21-2013, 07:47 AM
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Question 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.
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If memory serves, you need a scan tool to run the bleed brakes function in the ABS module.
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What is a bleed brake module, where do I get one and how do I use it?
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Sorry, I meant what is a scan tool and how do I use it?
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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.
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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.
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my 94 has anti lock, i think just in the rear wheels tho....
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95 is obd1. Not a lot of things a scan tool can do for that.
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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.
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