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Unread 04-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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YJ disk brake swap. Cant get good petal.

I got this axle from a local forum. It has disk brakes on it from a 2000 ford Taurus. Got it all together and bleed the brakes but I can't get the soft petal to go away. If I pump the petal a few times it feels "OK" but quickly goes back down. I searched and found that you can put calipers on the wrong side of the axle and the bleeder will be upside down. I went out and looked at mine and yes the bleeder is on below the line, so I believe this is my problem, but I don't know if I can switch the calipers and they will bolt up?

Does this look wrong?


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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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If the bleeder is not at the top most point of the cailper or at the very least above the piston then air will stay above the bleeder in the piston.

Not sure, as I haven't done it my self but i would expect you could hang the caliper the correct way and bleed it properly then recompress the caliper piston with a pad and C-clamp. And just reinstall?

Have you considered that on opposite sides the may work?
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Haven't done it, for simplicity i would remount the calipers correctly and extend the lines or the get SS ones.
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Take them off. Put a block of wood or something between the pads. Turn them right side up, and bleed them. Remove the wood and reinstall.
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Take them off. Put a block of wood or something between the pads. Turn them right side up, and bleed them. Remove the wood and reinstall.
Yeah this is what I plan to do today. Thanks

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