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Spongy brakes 1996 Chevy C1500

Checked front pads (60% good), rear shoes (75% good), replaced master cylinder, new fluid, pressure bled system. All this and brakes are spongy. I have searched and not found the rear brake adjustment star screw...as I've always been used to. Does the 96 chevy have an adjustment screw for the rears?? Any other suggestions on getting the brake pedal more firm?

Thanks in advance,

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    brake pedal goes to the floor and the master cylinder is full of fluid no leaks rear brakes are adjusted properly front pads are good i,m pretty sure its the master cylinder. i was wondering how to replace it looks like the abs mounts to it.

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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.

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It seems like air is still in the lines...you've got to keep bleeding it....start with the passenger side rear wheel first and go to the front driver side wheel. then criss cross it and keep bleeding it out.

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