I now understand the smaller hole in the bleed screws that I did not realize prior. (Sorry, I am a tad slow at times!) I also understand it's purpose. (Allowing fluid flow without needing to completely remove the screw) Thanks for pointing this out! I will attempt to completely remove the screw from the brand new hydraulic wheel brake pusher I installed when time allows, ...tomorrow, I hope.
I took the truck to the dealership up the road since they said they would check/clear codes for no charge! He was required to retrieve an older type scanner to look at the dash lights issue. "Code 78 Foundation Brakes" is what was displayed and could not be cleared because the brake switch I replaced was not the issue, (...despite Hyanes Manual saying pins 5 and 6 reading open indicate a bad switch.)
Apparently the bottom line is that unless I buy another scan tool and the required "Special Tools" I will not be able to perform the level of bleeding needed to clear the dash lights. For my sanity however, I intend to determine why I can have brakes functional but no fluid flow when backing out a new screw and 2 others a few days ago! I am also wondering if I can bleed the master valve by pressing the little ball "FC" down?
Update 9/29: While checking the tire psi's I noticed the front 2 rims where hot to the touch after doing a bit of city driving. I am wondering no if the reason I had no fluid to even a brand new bleed valve at the back wheel is because the Code 78 has the rear wheel braking disabled? (Son took the truck so I won't have access to it for a week.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2, auto, ext. cab
Hypertech 180 degree stat
Hughes V-8 Magnum reinforced plenum. Now runs at a steady 20" vacuum
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