Freestar V6-4.2L VIN 2 (2004)
Brake Bleeding: Service and Repair
Brake System Bleeding
WARNING: Use of any other than approved DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will
render the brakes inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
WARNING: Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If
brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken internally, drink
water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.
CAUTION: Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with
CAUTION: Do not allow the brake master cylinder reservoir to run dry during the bleeding operation. Keep the brake master cylinder reservoir filled
with the DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid. Never reuse the brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system.
NOTE: When any part of the hydraulic system has been disconnected for repair or installation of new components, air can get into the system and
cause spongy brake pedal action. This requires bleeding of the hydraulic system after it has been correctly connected. The hydraulic system can be
bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment.
1. Connect the diagnostic tool cable adapter into the vehicle Data Link Connector (DLC) under the dash and follow the scan tool instructions.
2. Clean all the dirt from the area and remove the brake master cylinder filler cap and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with the specified brake
3. Place a box end wrench on the RH rear bleeder screw. Attach a rubber drain tube to the RH rear bleeder screw and submerge the free end of the
tube in a container partially filled with clean brake fluid.
4. Have an assistant hold firm pressure on the brake pedal.