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88 F250 brakes ?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by lazarus, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. lazarus

    lazarus Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    was wondering if there's a different way to bleed brakes. i had to replace a hard line and then had to replace another hard line. went to bleed and cant seem to loosen the bleeders on the back or front... what could i do ?
  2. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    If the brake line is on the top or same level as the bleeder screw you can crack the line instead of the bleeder.
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Take a small propane torch to the bleeder screw and get it nice and hot. Instantly shock it with cold water and it will crack loose. That's how they do it in repair shops all the time, just BE CAREFUL!
  4. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Add HEAT!!!!
  5. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    Old truck like that.. I wouldnt even try it. New wheel cyl's and calipers
  6. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Heat and six point sockets and pray, possibly end up replacing part however.
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    for me I use my Makita Impact wrench with 6 point socket plus KROIL . No trouble but try wrench you end snap it
  8. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    spray the bleeders for 3-4 days with pb blaster, and then add some heat and hope they don't break. i got 3 of the 4 loose on my 88.
  9. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    PB is great stuff!