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Busted wheel cyl on rear wheel lost fluid now no pressure back there what do i look for

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If you put a new wheel cylinder on, and still no pressure. check the fluid level in master cylinder. and also the brake lines. be sure to bleed rear side you are working on, to get the trapped air out. usually you do not have to bleed both back tires. unless you have a problem with other side. to bleed brakes== have a person in car to pump brakes then hold them then you release bleeder fitting on wheel cylinder, and let the trapped air out. person pumping brakes should hold brakes till they go down hold them down until you tighten bleeder screw. if the brakes are not held down it will let air in system. remove master cylinder top. and add fluid if need be, always replace top on master cylinder before pumping the brakes. hope this helps !! have a good day. sometimes you can fill new wheel cylinder with fluid before putting it on car. if you do this then as long as the line that hooks to wheel cylinder has not leaked out any fluid. you may not have to bleed it. but if put on car and brakes are spongy, you will.

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If it is bad, you have brake fluid running down the inside of the wheel and it will be all over the place-it needs to be removed and replaced-after removing all the hardware (drum, shoes, springs, anchors, etc.) unbolt the cylinder and remove the brake line-use a penetrating oil liberally on anything that has any rust, especially the brake line so that you do not have to replace it too-after you have hooked up the new one, put everything back together including the drum and take the top of the master cylinder, fill it-this is where it is best to have help. open the bleeder bolt to the new line, and have the assistant pump slowly, the brake petal. watch for a steady stream, not a spray-and keep an eye on the fluid level of the master cylinder-you need to start with the furthest from the master cylinder. Tighten it up when you see a steady stream of fluid form the bleeder valve, then tighten it up. the helper needs to push down slowly, and holds the petal to the floor each time, waiting for you to say 'do it again', or 'stop'-when you say stop, tighten the bolt. do one at a time, take your time, don't let the master cylinder go empty. When done, you will have a solid petal.

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If it is the wheel cylinder that is leaking then it will have to be replaced and all the components cleaned with brake cleaner.depending how badly soaked the brake shoes are you may have to replace them also.you may have to heat the brake line that connects to the wheel cylinder,or even replace the line if it gets damaged.the bleed all the air out of the system,

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