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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2005 f150 spongy brakes
it sounds like your still not getting all the air out of your lines. it helps to have a brake bleeder but they are expensive, it also could be that the gasket inside the master cylinder is inverted even if it is a new master cylinder this could be the case, ive had four bad remanned ones in a row, before i got a good one... hope i could help
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: Spongy brakes 1996 Chevy C1500
You can adjust the shoes outward on the rear by removing the wheels and drums, then above the axle but below the wheel cylinder you will see an arm that is horizontal, pushing both of the shoes outwards. There should be an adjustment nut that you can turn to extend the arm to push the shoes out.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
SOURCE: bad brakes on gmc suburban,
Gravity bleed your brakes starting at the wheel farthest from the master cylinder. No pweddle pumping. I Fill M/C and leave cover off. Then open the bleeder and watch what is coming out. Uou can see bubbles. When the fluid drips steady and without bubbles, cole and do the same to the other three. Don't let the master cykinder get low because thr fluid level helps move the fluid and air through the lines.Periodically tap the break lone with your wrench to keep everything moving.. When sll bleeders drip clean and steady. Make sore your rear brakes are adjusted to barely touch the drum. Then top off the master cylinder, cap it and give yourself a "break". :)
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
it could be that the master cylinder is bad or the brake booster is bad also check the vacum hose going to the brake booster if it has a hole in it it will lose pressure and make the engine lose rpms
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
I take it you have a rebuilt master cylinder. (It can happen to new ones also!) It is quite possible that the 2nd piston seal in the master cylinder is either installed incorrectly or was damaged during installation by who ever assembled it. You can install a PLUG in the front piston outlet hole and try it again. If it is still spongy.... the replacement Master cylinder is bad. (my therory... when in doubt change it out... when it comes to master cylinders)
Take the cylinder back and get another one. (warranty!!!) I have had this happen a few times over the years. Just one of those misfortunes of the task.
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Posted on Mar 07, 2010
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