1995 f 350 ford u haul truck brake bleeding?

Asked by Dec 25, 2014 at 08:06 AM about the 1995 Ford F-350 2 Dr XLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ok was wondering i have this f 350 ford u haul truck i own  its mainly out of brake fluid but has a tiny bit in it i can just barly stop with it so i was wondering if i put more fluid in it if i have to bleed it out or not? if so how to do so ?

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18,505

Add fluid, then pump the brakes. Does the brake pedal go down to the floor or feel soft/squishy? Then you have air in the system, and will need to bleed the brakes. There are plenty of YouTube videos on bleeding brakes, even working alone, in addition there are DIY kits available at auto parts stores for bleeding brakes. If you continue to lose brake fluid then you have a leak somewhere. Obviously, do not drive on the roads with low or no brake fluid.

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I'd be more than mildly curious about where the brake fluid leaked out from.... The leak might get worse and empty the system while you're driving.

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58,725

As the above posters have said find and repair the leak first then bleed the system. Unless Ford says otherwise bleed the right rear wheel first, then left rear, then right front, then left front. HTH. - Jim

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do i have it running while bleeding one wheel at a time?

18,505

No, you just have to pump the brake pedal. If you're working alone they have all sorts of DIY kits that make it a simple task.

58,725

That's correct, even with power brakes, the engine must be off while bleeding. HTH. -Jim

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