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Old March 19th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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pedal is sqwishy and there is no air in the lines just replaced them pedal is still sqwishy back tires lock up but front still roll. you have to pump them up about 5 times till you get a little bit better of pedal.
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Old March 19th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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could it be the brake light switch? its very probable the switch could be holding the pedal enough to prevent fluid getting in and letting the pedal top off.
second thing is check the parking brake to make sure its not holding the rears open just slightly, it could have the brakes out to the drums and the fluid is just pushing out the pistons in the rear enough to finish the applie.

by the way does this vehicle have rear disc or drums?
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hey thanks i just put a new brake light switch in and i dont have a parking brake butit doesn't leak anywere new master cylinder i have run out of ideas could the old rubber lines be letting air in but no fluid coming out
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old lines have a major problem, if they are streched and broken inside you can't see the damage. the old lines are braided steel and the inner liners can collapse, if thats happening the line will block the fluid from moving out to the wheel. I have even seen guy use brad nails to plug the steel lines and forget the nails when they bolt the lines down over their plugs.
its something to look for if you have no fluid flow and a solid pedal.
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i got good fluid flow but it could be the rubber lines they are from 1974 i'll look into that
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make sure your calipers aren't on upside down.. I'm Serious
The bleeder screw has to be on top... if the calipers are installed wrong u will NEVER bleed that system.. Air rises duh, so make sure the bleeder is on top...

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they are 4 wheel drum brakes not disk
bleeder is on top
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yeah ill probably be over sometime tonight to come look at them
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you sat there and pumped the brakes you didn't even get dirty
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they are 4 wheel drum brakes not disk
bleeder is on top
there's your problem.. 99% of all 4 drum brakes systems will never get a decent pedal feel ..
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Old March 20th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #11
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well i got them working real good now all 4 lock up got to pump them twicce they work great
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