Changed out the master cylinder on my 1978 chevy scottsdale. filled it with brake fluid. now I have no brake pressure at all. what did i do wrong?
Gotta bleed it. It's been written up a thousand times, google "how bleed brakes" and you're set for a little studying.
If you have trouble freeing the bleeder fittings, try: a 3/8" impact, set it very low and let it tap away. Sometimes they'll turn after a couple of minutes of steady application of the impact. If you don't have an impact and you fear breaking the fitting, grab it with a little pair of Vise-grips and tap the vise-grip handle in the proper direction. Just keep tapping, it can take a few minutes. Clamp the pliers on tightly, don't let them slip- they'll really eat that little bleeder quick if you let them slip.
Don't mess around with junk locking pliers from the exotic Orient, they are pretty much without value. The only Vise-grips worth owning is the originals, and the 5" version is incredibly useful for things like breaking the little brake bleeder fittings loose.
Jan 15, 2011 |
1978 Chevrolet C1500