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No rear brakes on Chevy 1500 Truck - Brakes shoes good, new wheel cylinders,new brake lines, new master cylinder - brakes have been bled - pedal is softer than it should be but only front brakes seem to work. Ideas?

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check the anti lock solinoid to the rear brakes, it has a valve and a resiviour in it, it is in the line to the rear brakes, usually the valve or diaphram goes bad, easiest way to check it is to bypass with a piece of brake line

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy C-1500 brake problems

Try a clean and adjust on the rear shoes, because sometimes when they aren't properly adjusted they won't seem to work properly. Also there is a common "squishy" petal feeling after brake work on most all larger GM's around that year, wich I have run into several times. Try test driving it, and put a couple miles on it, That usualy helps.
Good luck!

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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it sounds like your still not getting all the air out of your lines. it helps to have a brake bleeder but they are expensive, it also could be that the gasket inside the master cylinder is inverted even if it is a new master cylinder this could be the case, ive had four bad remanned ones in a row, before i got a good one... hope i could help

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: just replaced master cylinder on 1990 aerostar and bled the brakes, still the pedal goes to floor and i have no brakes

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

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SOURCE: Spongy brakes 1996 Chevy C1500

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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