Question about 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
We just purchased a 1978 Volks wagon. The brakes did not work and it appeared to be the master cylinder. We replaced and still have the same problem. We insured there is no air in the lines. If the pedal is pumped we do get alittle bit of brake. All wheel cylinders move a little.
Not too sure what to try now.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
OK, 1st I'll start off w/ I've never worked on a 78 vw before, but have done many brake jobs,
Have u adjusted the brake shoes? If they are way out of adjustment, you won't have a firm pedal, it'll just go to the floor. You should bleed the master cylinder before installing, but I'm not sure if the vw would be different than other vehicles in that regard. Sorry to go over what u covered already, but I assume when you bled the brakes, u started at the bleeder that is farthest away from the master cyl, working your way to the closest last? U kept the master cyl reservoir filled enough so it didn't draw in air while bleeding? U pumped the pedal 3 times, approx. half way down, holding the pedal half way down on the 3rd pump, while someone opened the bleeder, then shut the bleeder before the flow stopped? Sorry to go thru all this that u probably already have done and know, just trying to cover all bases. Let me know if any of this helps. countrycurt0
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