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I bought an old 1982 VW pick-up and the brakes were never 100%. I replaced the master cylinder, brake pads, brake equalizer, rear brake shoes and bled the system about a thousand times (no jokes)\r\nStill the brakes are spongy and I am now ready to set fire to it. The only other thing that I have not replaxed is the booster. Could I adjust the centre pin on the booster and how do I go about it? Thanks in advance

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    Melissa Gutshall Jul 15, 2011

    The master cylinder may have been leeking into the booster. Do the brakes work fine while driving? Does it stop the vehicle in a safe, reasonable distance? Were the rotors replaced or resurfaced when the pads were replaced?

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SOURCE: Ford Bronco II spongy brake pedal

if the booster is bad the pedal would be hard sounds like the e-brake is stuck take off the drums and make sure the arms are all the way back then did you adjust the rear brakes after changing the shoes

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hello the master cylinder may be bad .thanks

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 f150 spongy brakes

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: 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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SOURCE: changed caliper on 2005 ford freestar and now brakes are spongie.

When bleading the brakes have someone there watching to make sure the master cylinder never runs out of brake fluid or all of your time spent bleading them will be waisted.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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