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1998 chevy C-1500 brake problems

I have a 1998 chevy C-1500 truck. nomatter what i do, i cannot get a full brake pedal out of it! The wheel cylinders,rear brakes,drums,brake lines to the back of the truck have been changed. Also, the front calipers,rotors,master cylinder, were recently changed. I plug the master cylinder and bench bleed, but when i try to bleed out the system, i can never get a pedal that is not squishy. it seems like there is no pressure to the rear brakes. which is very ******* rotors.(2nd set this year) any suggestions? the abs seems to be working .when i hit an icy spot it seems to work fine . thanks

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  • cshock441 Mar 07, 2009

    my brakes are very spongy, they also seem to be quite noisy at times and lately i have also noticed that when my truck is stopped and the brake petal is pressed to the floor, the parking brake light on my dash will light up. I thought this may have been a low brake fluid issue.

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    I have a 1998 C2500 same deal, I have changed the master cylinder 3 times over the last 6 yeas I also changed the abs control valve it still does not work right, and my abs light comes on when I hit the breaks.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    im not receiving any brake pressure from the rear drums. So what can be wrong? I bought a new bootser and master cylinder.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    brake pedal very low

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    R/f caliper wont bleed. Have replaced both calipers both wheel cylinders all bleed but not r/f



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Try a clean and adjust on the rear shoes, because sometimes when they aren't properly adjusted they won't seem to work properly. Also there is a common "squishy" petal feeling after brake work on most all larger GM's around that year, wich I have run into several times. Try test driving it, and put a couple miles on it, That usualy helps.
Good luck!

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