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Skunkworkx
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is still air in the system.... it takes a long time to get the air out when you replace the MC....I like the vacuum or pressure bleeders for that anymore.

Also, there is directions on bedding new brakes/rotors....not many follow though. http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=85

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I used to bleed my brakes: http://www.motiveproducts.com/

I'm thinking that the best way to bleed brakes is not from the master cylinder down but from the wheel up. You would think that the air bubbles in the system would head to the top. I might try to do mine backwards to see if I can get any more air out or it. Worse case scenario is that I put more air in and end up bleeding the old way.

Right now, I've got to get the truck put back together first. It might take a little while because it is so hot here. South Georgia sucks in the summer time.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may just need to drive it a little more to seat the pads and shoes so there is a full contact patch. To test rear shoe adjustment I slightly apply the parking brake, and see if the pedal travel is noticeably less. If it is then the shoes need to be adjusted closer to the drums. Also dont over heat them while trying to break them in, or they will not stop as good and usually squeal after that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had troubles bleeding the brakes on my 97 ABS Chevy truck. What finally worked for me was taking it on a dirt road and getting the ABS to engage a few times, then I bleed the brakes. After doing this a couple time they finally came back.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As soon as I get the truck put back together, I am going to try bleeding the brakes again before I do anything else. It might take me a while just because it's so hot. I appreciate the help. I'll post on my progress. Thanks again.
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