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Have a 90 dodge dakota bad booster, i changed the brake booster and bled master cylinder. still need to assemble the drum brakes but the brake light is staying on. i read up and pushed the brake light swich as far up as it goes,but when pedal is released it still does not come close enough to depress the brake switch to turn light off and pedal does not pull up further. where should i start

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  • mdcliff Mar 17, 2011

    The way I'm reading this, you bled the master cylinder with the brake drums not on....is this true?

    Never, never , never, attempt to bleed air out of brake lines without all the individual wheel components fully assembled (this includes having the drums on (or in the case of disc brakes, having the caliper mounted).

    Put it all back together, then start t the right rear wheel (furthest from the MC), then go to the LR, then the RF, and finally the LF. You can bleed brakes by yourself, but unless you own a one man bleeder, get a helper.

    Hopefully this will solve your problem.

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You sure you have the correct booster
Or use the same rod
You should not have to bleed anything,you
didn't open the brake system
Now you need to bleed all 4 corners,never
the master,that is a myth.

Ever consider the engine has to be running for
the booster (vacuum remember) to work,
and you can not bleed the brakes without
the engine running as you have to have
someone push the brake pedal thus the booster

the rear brakes shouldn't be apart if your pumping
the pedal,now you screwed up the brake switch position

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