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Centralize the pressure differential??

How do I do this after a break job with booster change? Also how do I do the pushrod measurements to replace the master cylinder & booster? THANKS

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  • Tom Hill Dec 12, 2009

    Actually there are 2 questions, one is for the centralizing the pressure diff. valve & the other is about measuring the pushrod adjustment

  • Tom Hill Dec 12, 2009

    so to centralize the pressure differential just means to bleed the valve? is this valve the same as the proportional valve?

  • Tom Hill Dec 12, 2009

    thank much

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Hopefully the push rod,need not be changed,if so,it needs to set with light pressure on the master,with the brake pedal up,all the way.Now ,bench bleed the master,then install it to the booster.Then connect the lines to the master,and bleed them ,one at a time.Check master reservoir often,not to let it get low.Then start at the right rear,and bleed,then the left rear,then the right front,and then left front.If it has rear SHOES,make sure they are adjusted,good,so that the brake pedal is high enough.I hope this is helpful,if so,please let us know,thank you.

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  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Dec 12, 2009

    There should be no slack in the rod ,to the booster,it needs to be snug,With the brake pedal to the top,there is no measurement ,this is a eye ball adjustment.Most of the new boosters are preset,but install the booster,and it can be removed from the pedal and adjusted as needed.The proportion valve can be bleed at the valve,but if you go by my directions,it should not be needed.

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Dec 12, 2009

    Yes,and Yes,you will have no problems,as long as you keep brake fluid in the reservoir,you will have to check it often.You may not even have to bleed the valve,go threw the steps,and you will be fine.

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To adjust the rod on the booster: Install the booster. Put a dab of grease on the tip of the rod. Bolt the master cylinder in place then remove it. It should contact the grease without pushing all of it off. In other words, you want the rod very close to the master cylinder plunger without actually touching it unless the pedal is pressed. As for centering the differential valve, Once everything is repaired, open all bleeders and leave the lid off of the master cylinder. See if fluid runs out of all of the bleeders. Most of those valves reset themselves. If it comes out of two but not the other two, the valve is still tripped. Reinstall the cap on the master cylinder and stab the brake pedal several times. If that doesn't reset it, find the valve and push or pull the pin sticking out of the end (it will only move one way) It should stay put in the center once it's released. Then, remove the cap again and keep adding fluid, closing the bleeders one at a time as they start dripping. Once they are all closed, proceed with bleeding as usual.

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    Charles Reifinger Dec 12, 2009

    Some vehicles have separate proportioning and differential valves, come have combination valves which incorporate both. No, bleeding isn't the same thing as resetting it, but many of those valves reset themselves and if you bleed it you can tell. Also, stabbing the pedal a few times will often jar it loose if it is stuck. I don't remember ever having to manually move the pin on the end of the valve, but it can be necessary. The differential valve shuts off half of the brake system if there is a bad leak to prevent loosing all of the brake fluid. You can actually trip it during bleeding sometimes. The method fo bleeding that I described (called gravity bleeding) should get most if not all of the air out and will not trip the valve. The proportioning valve's job is to balance the front and rear brakes so the car doesn't pitch too much but stops as efficiently as possible.

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