Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Memphis, TN
Bronco Info: '83 VIN & title on '93 frame/body w/'95 4.9L & EB paint
If you go back & look at what I quoted, I wasn't talking so much about bleeding air out of the lines as "black fluid". But both can be done by compressing the wheel cylinders to drive any air & most of old fluid to the reservoir, and then removing it with a squeeze bulb. It's called "reverse bleeding". If you know you're gonna open the rear hydraulics, you first disconnect the shoes & pump the cylinders out (using a clamp, etc., to keep them from hyperextending) so you have some fluid to work with later. It's my preferred method, not only from reading Ford TSBs about them NOT paying warranty time for techs who open the bleeders for pad changes, but also from working on Land Rovers; some of which have the most complicated brake bleeding procedure ever concocted by a psycho limey. It has like 47 steps & requires 3 skilled technicians. We did our best to AVOID it.