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2007/08/22 13:01:29 (permalink)

Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher?

On an '06 350 Rancher can the front brakes be bled? I've looked all over for a fitting to do this, and unless I overlooked it, I can't find it. I am asking this because it seems like the front brake lever feels a lil "spongy" when it is depressed, and if I manage to lock up the front wheels, the right front will lock up, but not the left front. Its all the time 4 wheel drive with the brake fluid going to the front wheels.  Also, withing the last 3 weeks, I took the brake hubs off, and cleaned all the grit from them. Maybe I need to adujust the brake adjuster on the front wheels, if thats what that really is that I am seeing? Any help, opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated, as I am fairly still new to the forum, and only been "atving" for almost a year, and mudding since july. Thanks in advanced yall.

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    lchristian_2003
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    RE: Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher? 2007/08/22 13:32:36 (permalink)
    lol....you know i don't know...lol

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    RE: Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher? 2007/08/22 13:44:15 (permalink)
    you will have brake fluid bleeders on both sides,,,, but I'd bet you need to adjust the shoes out. Pull the red plug on the front of the drum and get a screwdriver and flashlight,,,, left side is standard right hand threads,,, right side is reverse threaded. Having had it apart you know there is two adjustable cylinders in each side. Run them out equally till they touch the drum them 1 click back in,,,, you'll notice the brake lever getting stiffer as you adjust them.

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    rvfd506
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    RE: Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher? 2007/08/22 13:51:47 (permalink)
    Thank ya gordo... I don't partically like slamming the brakes and then the rear end passing the front end....

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    RE: Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher? 2007/08/22 13:58:15 (permalink)
    There should be a lil "nipple" with a black cover over it, take the cover off and then get some one to pump the brakes a few times hold the brakes in and turn the "nipple". I do belvie its a 8mm.

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    RE: Can you bleed the front brakes on a 350 rancher? 2007/08/22 14:24:34 (permalink)
    thank ya.. that might be why i couldn't find it

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