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Old 05-08-2021, 07:37 AM   #1
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How to bleed brakes?

I want to bleed my class a brakes but canít seem to figure out where the bleeder valves are.

itís a 2002 Damon Intruder with under 50,000 miles I bought it used so not sure when they were changed.

Checked the brake fluid. Itís full and no leaks but the brake pedal is super squishy so I think thereís air in the lines.

I looked at YouTube on how to bleed brakes but canít find anything that looks like mine. I have pictures.
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Remove the rubber nipple top of your photo. Bleed screw is under it.


But, I would suggest a first step before bleeding the brakes is to suck old fluid out of master cylinder, fill with fresh fluid, stir with clean screwdriver/other tool and repeat until fluid is totally clear. You do NOT want to run old, hydrated dirty fluid through the system.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:52 AM   #3
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That brake rotor is shot, its worn down to nothing.

You need a brake job.
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Just a hint: on older brake calipers it's a good idea to try any tighten them just a smidge first before you try and loosen them, it saves you from breaking them off many times. You just need to tighten it enough to feel it move, no more. I agree with twinboat you need some very serious attention paid to those brakes. Good luck.
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Oh crap, are you serious or are you just a troll here?

Look at your rotor pal, it is suppose to be smooth, you have worn them out.

Please just go to a shop and have them repair/replace your rotors and pads.
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I want to bleed my class a brakes but canít seem to figure out where the bleeder valves are.

itís a 2002 Damon Intruder with under 50,000 miles I bought it used so not sure when they were changed.

Checked the brake fluid. Itís full and no leaks but the brake pedal is super squishy so I think thereís air in the lines.

I looked at YouTube on how to bleed brakes but canít find anything that looks like mine. I have pictures.
I to agree with others, I think you need a complete brake job.
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That brake rotor is shot, its worn down to nothing.

You need a brake job.
Agreed. That doesn't look safe at all.
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I to agree with others, I think you need a complete brake job.
That includes total flush and replace brake fluid, Ford recommends this every 2 years.
reference: https://www.mainlandford.com/blog/fo...tenance-guide/
Flushing and replacing brake fluid: https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles...k-brake-fluid/
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There's a ton of meat on the other side tells me caliper is hanging up. May be not sliding on the pins or caliper is bad. There was a recall for certain calipers ,I can't remember if GM , Ford or both. The pistons swell up from moisture in fluid + heat. I think they were Bosch brand . If so on yours, you can get free complete brake job ,you have to set it up for recall service. They will have to do bleed as well. I would do as suggested with the stir and suck out old fluid and replace before I brought it for service.
Maybe someone can chime in on recall with the details or search here. I'm feeling lazy sorry , on break from honey do list on MH.
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If it were mine I would replace rotors , pads , calipers , Brake Hoses , and flush complete system ! Only way to be safe !
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Please either find someone knowledgeable about braking systems to help you or let them do it. You are clearly in over your head with this job. Brakes are essential. You can hurt yourself or someone else if your brakes aren't working to the best of their ability which on some of these RV's aren't all that good to begin with.
Imagine a soccer mom pulling out in front of you with a van full of kids and you can't stop in time before you run over the van.
'Nuff said.
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Not a mechanic but... if you have ABS I donít know that you can do them.
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If it were mine I would replace rotors , pads , calipers , Brake Hoses , and flush complete system ! Only way to be safe !
Add to that a master cylinder.
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I get that YouTube maybe the go to place for a lot of repairs and information, but if OP ain't sure or thinks a video is all you need to be a technician.... very obvious in the picture, those brakes need a lot of attention
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