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PUT IN NEW MASTER CYLINDER BRAKES DRAGGING
Try adjusting the brake pedal throw rod that goes from the pedal to the booster. Give it a little more play.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The brake fluid level sensor in the master cylinder is stuck in the lower position which completes the circuit to illuminate the light.. Try tapping lightly on the side of the reservoir to loosen it. If that does not help, you will need to replace the level sensor.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009
SOURCE: rear brakes not working on
There are seals in the master cylinder that may be bad.
Try bench bleeding the master (there are cheap tubing kits for this) and see if fluid comes out of the ports. If no fluid after bench bleeding, replaced the master cylinder (usually come with a cheap bleeder kit anyway)
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Did you bench bleed the master cyl. before installing it? then when you installed the new master, did you bleed all 4 points? If yes, then check all for points for leaking caliper/s and leaking wheel cylinder/s. If the van has ABS, check the valve body for a bleeder screw and see if air bleeds out of it. If you've checked everything twice and did everything right then your new master cyl. may be defective.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Honestly your guess is as good as mine. But I don't think the master cylinder is NOT bad you still have air in the system. Get a big bottle of brake fluid bleed all four sides until you run out of fluid or your brakes work properly. You should divide the bottle's content in four, then use each quantity in each side. You'll be removing air and contaminated fluid from the system. Get a small hose that fits on the bleeders and an appropriate container. I have a good feeling if you do this your brakes will work just fine. I don't know how you are bleeding the brakes. I'll let you know the proper way just in case. This is a two man job, with the wheel off, have someone start the car. Have them pump the brakes a few times to get pressure. 1With the brake pedal UP open the bleeder, 2then have your assistant press the brake pedal all the way down and leave it completely pressed down. 3Close the bleeder valve, once close and only with the valve closed have'm release the brake. Repeat as necessary, bake depressed, open valve first then press brake. DO NOT depress until valve completly closed. Close valve THEN depress. Good Luck!
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: Brake problem
do it again .. bleed the master cylinder maybe more than once .. I have had this happen before they are tough sometimes to get to take fluid right .. bleed it again till fluid is really flowing right .. your problem is the master cylinder not blead enough yet .. holler if you have more Jerry
Posted on May 17, 2009
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