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Have you bleed the brakes? You need to start at the furthest brake from the master cylinder, or the passenger rear. Have some one slowly pump the brake pedal 8-10 times until there is some resistance and the pedal is tight. Open the bleeder screw located on the wheel cylinder and then close it. Make sure the person pumping the brake pedal holds it down until you get the bleeder closed as to not suck air back into the system. Repeat above steps until no more air comes out of the bleeder screw then move on to the drivers rear, repeat all above steps and then on to the passenger front and finally the drivers front. You will want to make sure the fluid level stays full in the reservoir under the hood, if it goes empty and you suck air into the system it is time to start over from the beginning. By the time you get to the front brakes you should have a fairly stiff brake pedal, and by the time you are finished it should be tight with the vehicle running and the power assist active.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Replacing brake lines
Many issues can come into play when trying to mount prebent lines. First off, they are connected in
many of the same brackets as other lines, (ie.: fuel lines) . And sometimes because of the length and shape of a prebent line, other things such as the muffler routing, fuel tank position, ABS lines,
strut mounting can all " get in the way" of a one piece replacement. And of course all those lines would need bled of air when complete which poses problems if old bleeder screws are bad as well.
My suggestion would be to save the money on a factory bent line , head to or have towed to a
reputable garage and ask if they can service the lines, the experienced techs have ways of freeing
up a frozen bleeder, working around the hazards in the way with aftermarket replacement
brake lines and all the necessary adapters for proper connection. I have many years in the field,
and I have to say, YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE WHEN IT COMES TO BRAKES
Let the pro's do their job and keep us all SAFE. You wouldn't call a gardener to wire your house.
Ha Ha Ha I applaud your eagerness to fix things, but this is one thing I would let go.
thnx GT GOOD LUCK
PS Tell them what you have to work with and the quality shops will do what they can to help you.
The money you would spend on Dealer parts shoud be easily enough to more than cover the aftermarket repair.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
SOURCE: how do i adjust the
Do not adjust the handbrake, it is not necessary. You can adjust the new brake shoes for a better brake pedal and this will also take care of the hand brake. This will have to be done with wheels off and lugs reinstalled to keep the brake drums in place. Sometimes the adjuster is difficult to reach and do not over tighten. When the rear brakes are properly adjusted you should have 3 to 4 clicks on the handbrake.
Posted on May 03, 2009
You may need to do a code scan,this will reset the computer and reset any codes if the brake problem has been taken care of.Autozone Shucks/Kragen/O'Reilly's will do this for free.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Why were the brake lines replaced?
Sounds like the mastercylinder may have run dry. You have to bench bleed the master and then DO NOT allow fluid to run low, while bleeding brakes...
if master cylinder runs low on fluid and air gets in, almost impossible to bleed with out releasing the lines and bleed master it self.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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