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Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-26-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Installed the calipers with the nipples down, in...

Installed the calipers with the nipples down, in other words, on the wrong side, apparently.

I took the calipers off the truck, one at a time - pulled out the new caliper marked "Left" and sat...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-26-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Ipad.

Ipad.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-26-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Bleeder. It is a pressure bleeder, but it...

Bleeder. It is a pressure bleeder, but it doesn't pull from the bleeder valves, it pushes from the master; there is a tank which is connected to the master cylinder (tightly). You put fluid in the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-25-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Prof
Can a dealership only do a brake flush because of ABS?

Having an issue with a spongy brake pedal, told else where that a dealership has to bleed brake systems due to special equipment to cycle ABS valves during the bleed; is this accurate? On a 2005?
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-25-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Prof
My bed rug is zipped in, and the edges are highly...

My bed rug is zipped in, and the edges are highly finished with roll tape, etc. I think if you cut it, it might look like ass. You could cauterize the edges, but I am still not sure you would happy...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-25-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Whoa, I need this verified...I will not pay...

Whoa, I need this verified...I will not pay dealer prices for a simple brake bleed. Surely, if this is the case, a mom and pop could do it too?
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-25-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
I have bled and flushed this 2005 before without...

I have bled and flushed this 2005 before without issue? ABS hasnt been a problem before?
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-25-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
What the hell is up with the friggin ad pop-ups...

What the hell is up with the friggin ad pop-ups all over this forum? Good grief..

Anyway. I haven't had the availability of an assistant (certainly not one who will spend the time necessary to...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-24-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Got the front bleeder valve out and replaced....

Got the front bleeder valve out and replaced. Bled both fronts, in order, passenger front, driver front. No change, pedal almost to floor. Redid passenger rear, then driver rear. No change, pedal...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-24-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
What a day...

Well, so much for that.

Set everything up, got the calipers off - sat them on buckets next to the jacked up rotors, got the rotors off - all of that went smoothly.

However, when I tried to get...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-22-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
There are those plugs! Thanks! Ok, can you...

There are those plugs! Thanks!

Ok, can you tell me about the lines?
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-22-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
OK, update - I am socked in by rain tilll Monday,...

OK, update - I am socked in by rain tilll Monday, and as my truck would be sticking out into the air, I am chooosing to forego the rear brake repair until Monday, which will be cutting it close.

I...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-21-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Prof
I am not entirely sure why my post ended up in...

I am not entirely sure why my post ended up in this thread, sorry to try and hi-jack - I have a thread on my rear crunching disk problem.

Still looking for a caliper quality answer though, and a...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
The lines look good, but I am in for a chunk,...

The lines look good, but I am in for a chunk, another 30 bucks for lines won't break me...I am gonna have fluid spillage no matter what, so what the hell?

Any one know of a vid that will show me...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Ok, here is what I found. Took apart the...

Ok, here is what I found. Took apart the offending noisy side, got the caliper off. Passed closest to the piston is ground flat right to the steel. The back side of the rotor is trashed, steel bits...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
I dont disagree, but I have suffered from the old...

I dont disagree, but I have suffered from the old dragging emergency brake in the past, and I think my truck also suffered from the emerg brake safety notice -

Shortly after I got this thing, I...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-20-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Prof
OK, I ordered calipers just in case, of course...

OK, I ordered calipers just in case, of course they wont be here till next week and that is a problem in the event i have to change them, as I need this truck to be operational. Going to be a...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
I expect the noisy side is warn down a lot...

I expect the noisy side is warn down a lot more...but who knows.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Yah, that is my concern...I get this thing torn...

Yah, that is my concern...I get this thing torn apart, caliper is toast, waiting for parts...can't do that.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
I am thinking about completely removing he...

I am thinking about completely removing he emergency brakes on this thing, I dont use them or tow, bed is never filled with a great deal of weight - so I think I would like to get rid of the head...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Thanks for the responses folks - I am...

Thanks for the responses folks -

I am fortunate that I do not live up or down many mountains; my parts should be here tomorrow and I am going to set up in anticipation - I changed my order from...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
The piston is moving, as the noise stops when I...

The piston is moving, as the noise stops when I realease the brake, but damn. Came on rather suddenly, I am starting to wonder if it is not a disintegrated emergency brake shoe in there...haven't...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-19-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
How would it damage the caliper? I know the...

How would it damage the caliper? I know the rotors are shot, but the caliper assembly doesn't actually touch the rotor, just the brake pads, or whatever is left of them, right?

Ordinary travel...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 04-18-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,500
Posted By Prof
Grinding rear brakes

Ok, I have a bad, metal on metal grinding coming from the right rear brake. I have ordered new rotors and pads, be a couple of days.

The sound when I stop is loud, scraping. Truck stops, just...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 01-24-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Prof
Man, I wish you were here too! I would gladly pay...

Man, I wish you were here too! I would gladly pay to get it done right.

What about the crush washer thing? Is that accurate?
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