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1986 Ranger Prerunner in NH


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Are the bleeders at the top of the calipers? I seem to remember something about calipers being on the wrong side and the bleeders not being in the correct position. Not necessarily in your case. Not even sure if the calipers fit on the opposite side.
 


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Bleeders are at the bottom of the front calipers and bottom of the rear ones.

Are the bleeders at the top of the calipers? I seem to remember something about calipers being on the wrong side and the bleeders not being in the correct position. Not necessarily in your case. Not even sure if the calipers fit on the opposite side.
 

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Bleeders are at the bottom of the front calipers and bottom of the rear ones.
Then they are not bleeders, they're drains.
The bleeders are supposed to be on top. The calipers are on the wrong sides.
 

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I agree with G8orFord. The bleeders should be on top so the air can be bled out properly. If they aren't on top, someone installed then incorrectly.
 

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What they said... First time I did calipers myself I put them on backwards and couldn't figure out for the life of me why I couldnt get them to bleed. Had my buddy come over and call me a dummy and show me the issue. Lesson learned!
 

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Never would I have thought of that. I simply put them back as I found em. Thank you! I will swap them and see if that fixes the issue.
Follow up question though. Swaping the fronts calipers will change it from drain to bleeder. But swaping the rear calipers wouldnt change anything, the "bleeder" valve would still be below the line. Maybe it doesnt mater for the rears?
 

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Below the line isn't usually an issue but being on the top of the cylinder so bubbles that have floated to the top of the cylinder chamber can be bled out is.
 

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Got it. Well I swapped the calipers over, bled the system twice anddddd I still have the same issue... no brakes while running. Pedal sinks to the floor and makes a lovely hissing sound. Think its time for a new master and might as well do the booster too.
 
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