any quirks to replacing front wheel cylinders on '98? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

any quirks to replacing front wheel cylinders on '98?

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by Not THAT kind of 'escort', Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Not THAT kind of 'escort'

    Not THAT kind of 'escort' FEOA Donator

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    or bleeding front or rear brakes?

    I've done on other cars, using One Hand hose.

    Just wondering if any Escort quirks await.
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    What's a "front wheel cylinder"?
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    front brake slave cylinder
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    rbailin FEOA Member

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    You mean front brake calipers. Make sure they come with new copper hose gaskets. You'll need to supply your own bleeder screw caps. The brake hose has a locating pin so it doesn't turn when you tighten the banjo bolt. Check the condition of the sliders before buying. They should be new with no rust and slide easily.

    If it's an old car with the original master cylinder, place a thick catalog under the brake pedal so it doesn't go all the way to the floor and damage the internal seals on the cylinder ridge which would cause an internal leak in no time.
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