Asked by Mar 13, 2017 at 06:23 PM about the 1997 Mercury Tracer LS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced  callipers rotors and pads on the
front of a 97 tracer LS and when going to
bleed them by my self by pumping them up
they wouldn't pump up bleeders where tight
also what could be wrong with this Ford ???

5 Answers


Front brake calipers are gravity bled. Start on the passenger side and just open the bleeder. Only open one bleeder at a time. The fluid will run threw.

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When I put the calipers on I had the bleeders open and fluid was dripping out of passenger side before I had the rubber line tight on the calliper so should I jack up the back of the car


The front brakes are a separate line than the rear brakes. All you have to do is open the bleeder valves. But if the master cylinder had gone dry, empty for the front brakes, then you would have air in the ABS control unit. Did this happen?

It was low but not empty was close tho


Just try and bleed the front calipers again starting with the passenger side. If air had gotten into the ABS brake control module, then you would have to take it to a shop to be bled out. It takes a computer scanner program to bleed the ABS module.

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