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91 vw golf, new pads, rotors on front, new shoes on back, new master cyclinder, brakes still don't work well. Next??????

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2010

    What was the original problem?
    What is the issues now?

    Don't work well or what's next???

  • pguiles59 Sep 30, 2010

    started with pedal going to floor, after new parts, bled brakes, pedal still goes to floor!

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What are the condition of the wheel cylinders / calipers?

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you can tell if the break master cyclinder is bad, if you don't have any break action or peddle to the floor, break is sticking, or any other break related symtom, not normal to your daily driving.

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pump the brakes a few times they should stiffen right up

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Replace rear wheel cylinders.

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Here is a step by step DIY guide (with photos) from tdiclub.com.
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WHERE DID YOU START THE BLEEDING PROECESS GENERALY YOU NEED TO START AT BACK PASSERGER WHEEL THEN BACK DRIVER SIDE ITS THE FURTHIST AWAY FROM MASTER CYLINDER AND WHEN YOU DO CALIPERS FRONT THEY HOLD A LOT MORE FLUID THEN REAR CYLINDERSSO START OVER AGAIN AT REAR AND REDO ITS GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO DO FRONT MORE VOLUME MORE SPACE FOR TRAPED AIR

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