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Brake pedal Just replaced rear brake shoes and front brake pads on a 1999 LX duel cab holden rodeo 2wd. I have belled the two back brake cylinders as the rubbers fell out of the cylinders. But my brake pedal still sinks to the floor have to pump it up to get any brake tension. Any no my break cylinders are not leaking either checked that also.

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    Barry Mar 21, 2014

    Bleed the two back brakes that was meant to say.

  • Barry
    Barry Mar 21, 2014

    Dose the brake adjuster on the rear shoes make this a problem too , If they were not adjusted to the drums first. and also the handbrake comes up way to high still also.

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Did you ensure that the master brake cylinder was topped up properly whilst you bled the back brake shoes?

If you did so and the brakes are free of air in the lines, then you still have to adjust the brake shoes to their operating position. Secure vehicle from movement. Jack back wheels of the ground, support with jack stands. Remove the rubber grommets that covers brake adjustment wheels. Turn star wheel adjuster with special adjustment tool or a wide blade screw driver. Lock the wheels with the adjustments, push in brake pedal until you have pressure, back off adjustments until wheel runs freely. you should have plenty of pedal now. Make sure master is at the right level at all times.

If you don't have pedal now then I would suggest you still have air in the brake lines.. If you pump the brakes until you have pressure and the pedal feels spongy , then you still have air in the line somewhere. Bleed until air is removed.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Stuart Dawson, I adjusted the rear shoes till they locked and back it off 5-6 clicks. I also bleed the brakes again peddle felt hard after done but seems still have alittle air in them maybe i did not get all air out. Another thing soon as i started the engine pushed brake peddle it sunk pretty quick . should i bleed these with the engine running . Never had so much problems with brakes before since i have bought this rodeo."

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  • Stuart Dawson Mar 22, 2014

    the brake shoes have to be adjusted to get the correct peddle and will cause your hand brake to extend more unadjusted than adjusted. than

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 22, 2014

    Bleeding the rear slaves with the unadjusted shoes doesn't really matter, as long as you had pressure at the peddle and you forced any air from the line. It would have been easier if you adjusted the shoes first, but 6 of 1 and a half dozen of the other.

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 22, 2014

    The brake peddle will go down just a touch as your vacume brake booster kicks in to action. Bleeding with the engine on makes no difference to the outcome. Except to danger, running vehicle, hand brake off and in neutral. Just ensure all air is removed from the lines, check the front calipers as well. Your "entire" brake fluid system should be replaced every 12-24 months(this is because brake fluid absorbs water)

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 22, 2014

    By brake fluid system' I mean the brake fliud itself.

  • Barry
    Barry Mar 23, 2014

    Thanks Stuart Dawson. Much appreciate the info.

  • Barry
    Barry Mar 29, 2014

    Have one more question Stuart My handbrake is located inbetween the two front seats . I went to adjust in under the car in the centre equaliser to find it be adjust all the way in . My handbrake lever still comes up around 8-9 clicks . Anyway went to holden dealer to buy new one when he told me it has two cables left and right and what the price was almost died . Anyway he told me it has also two adjustable spots near the back wheels for this hand brake is that right . Maybe my cable is not stretched after all well hoping it is not .

  • Barry
    Barry Mar 29, 2014

    I looked there is no adjustments at either of my back wheels Can i just replace the cable from my hand brake lever to the centre equaliser , and leave the left back and right cable..

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 29, 2014

    Not if the 2 cables are stretched to the max. :(

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 29, 2014

    Not if the 2 cables are stretched to the max. :(

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 29, 2014

    Add a CommentHow much did Holden offer to take from you. Was the guy holding a gun and wearing a mask?

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 29, 2014

    Have a look here, this might be cheaper than factory. http://www.speedspares.net/SPEEDS_HOLDEN...

  • Barry
    Barry Mar 29, 2014

    $230 for the left cable $ 280 for the right cable.

  • Stuart Dawson Mar 29, 2014

    So he was wearing a mask and holding a gun. lol. The site above is, right = $167.29, left $90.

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