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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2009, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Brake fluid drain and refill

After borrowing my neighbors Vacuum Brake bleeding system for the Ranger, I figured what the hell, I would change out the fluid in my truck. I have 105K miles on it and they felt a little squishy. New brake fluid is Clear. Here was mine.



I had talked to RIchard, (Unbroken) and he said he had done the same and it was a noticeable improvement. I have had a a bad fade for a while, and after changing it out, its like a new damned truck.


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Good job. I try to do it at least every 2 yrs on my truck and every 6-12 months on my Porsche. You will end up saving other parts by doing this also if you dont know and preventing future problems with calipers, ABS, etc.

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I flush and fill mine with every trans fluid change. With 105k on that fluid it's prob. 30-40% water at this point. Your ABS pump hates you.
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Re: Brake fluid drain and refill

I have been planning on doing the same thing, course the passenger side real wheel has a bleeder that just won't open so I have been stuck before I even really got started

I'm hoping I can pick up that noticable improvement as well, I got 93k on it and I doubt the previous owner changed it out in the 49k he put on the truck.

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Re: Brake fluid drain and refill

looks like something I need to do on a couple vehicles...

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Re: Brake fluid drain and refill

I just did it for the first time the other day since I bought the truck. Looked about the same in the pic. Nasty!
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Re: Brake fluid drain and refill

Does the PS fluid get that way too? I know its Trans fluid but does it get all nasty too?


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Whenever I do a tranny fluid change I swap out the fluid and ad some conditioner to it.
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Is there a write up anywhere? Or just, Drain and refill.
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no, you have to vacuum the entire system.

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