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Changing break fluid on ‘87 TC ?
G-Rage Offline
Junior Member
#1
I’ve searched btw and found no such info.
I’m needing to change the break fluid as I think it’s potentially original in the 87 I picked up last year.

Is these anything special about the TEVES ABS system on these 87-88 Birds that would prevent a typical vacuum bleeder to assist in changing the fluid?

Thanks in advance for info.
87 Black 5 spd, 45K "original" miles, all original non modified survivor.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
Yes, there is a difference. Fronts are bled just like any other car.

For the rears, open bleeder, securely attach a hose to the bleeder and run other end into a container, turn key to RUN and wait until the BRAKE and ABS lights of off. Press on the brake pedal lightly, and fluid will shoot out of the bleeder, thru the hose, and into the container. Note the fluid comes out VERY fast, so if the hose isnt secured well to the bleeder, the pressure will blow off the hose and make a HUGE mess. BTDT.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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G-Rage Offline
Junior Member
#3
Jeff,
thanks.
Is there a procedure published anywhere ?
So do you only press the pedal once? or pump it lightly until it purges? Do both at once with two hoses and containers a good idea?

Thanks for feedback
87 Black 5 spd, 45K "original" miles, all original non modified survivor.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Press pedal and hold it down. The brake fluid pump will pump out fluid very quickly. 8 or so seconds of holding the pedal down will move enough fluid to completely flush the lines and caliper.

I have always done one side at a time.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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