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1991 corvette brake syatem

Brake pressure bleeds off brake system when brakes are not used, like when travel on the freeway.. pump up and brakes are ok.Things that I have changed are the brake booster, master cylinder and the brake control valve the one behind drivers seat. I have disconnected the connector from brake control valve trying to isolate the brake abs system. Did not correct the problem.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I think it is time to see an expert, what do you think? Driving with a brake problem like this is down right crazy!

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You need to bleed this system with the special tool that holds the ABS solenoids open, it plugs into the ABS brake controller, if you don't do this there is no way to get the air out of the system, that is why your pedal is low.

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YOU CAN ALSO BLEED THIS BRAKE SYSTEM WITH ON ONBOARD G.M. SCANNER. GO INTO "AUTO BLEED" ON THE SCANNER & FOLLOW THE MENU DIRECTIONS. NO SPECIAL TOOL REQUIRED. BLEED THE SYSTEM THE CONVENTIONAL WAY AFTER "AUTO BLEED".

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  • MANUAL BLEEDING
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    For vehicles equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), please refer to the ABS bleeding procedure at the end of this section.
    The purpose of bleeding the brakes is to expel air trapped in the hydraulic system. The system must be bled whenever the pedal feels spongy, indicating that compressible air has entered the system. It must also be bled whenever the system has been opened or repaired. If you are not using a pressure bleeder, you will need a helper for this job.

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    MASTER CYLINDER

    See Figure 1
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    4. Using a wooden dowel, or equivalent, pump the piston slowly several times until no more air bubbles appear in the reservoirs.



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Attach bleeding tubes to the master cylinder and position them as shown

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