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I have a 1994 Chevy silverado, my rear brake lines leak, I live in a very rural area and work is 8 miles up the road, I cannot afford to fix until next month. How can I disable the rear brakes?

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You DO NOT want to disable the rear brakes. This would be an extremely dangerous thing to do. You should not operate the vehicle in this condition and it might be illegal to do so or perform any kind of work which would disable the rear brakes.

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do you have a self bleeder kit? first off, you have to bleed the master cyl back into its self and the combination valve before you go to the wheels. when you do that, I think you will find that you have air in the lines. disconnect both brake lines from the master cyl and put the bleeder kit fittings on the master cyl, then put the rubber tubing with the kit on the fittings and submerge it in the brake reservoir. make sure its full. then pump the pedal until you get a hard pedal. if that is the case, reconnect the lines to the master, then have an assistant pump up the brake pedal with the engine off, and bleed the combination valve which should be connected to the master by steel tubing. pump it up, then hold it down, and crack the fittings loose, one at a time until the pedal goes about half way down, but do not release the brake pedal until the line is tight again, otherwise you will **** air in the lines. after you do all that, go to the farthest caliper or wheel cylynder from the master and bleed that with the same technique,and dont release the pedal until you close the bleeder screw. unless you have a major prob, this will work.

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I hope this helps.

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