1952 Chevy Fleetline brake lock up - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2003, 12:02 PM
Dawger's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Springville CA
Posts: 31
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking 1952 Chevy Fleetline brake lock up

Hello all
On the fourth of July I was on my way to a friends house for some festivities when some no brain waited for me to aproach the intersection then proceded to pull out in front of me. Not wanting to marry my Fleetline with a Toyota I hit the brakes hard and aimed for the shoulder. After returning to the road I noticed that my brakes were dragging. I then tried the emergency brake thinking this may unstick them. BIG MISTAKE. This locked them up completely and my car was unable to move. I managed to get back home by jacking up the car and releasing the brake bleader. Fluid came out under high pressure.Imade it home but both back brakes were smoking hard.
I have since taken both back wheel cyclinders and master cylinder apart and cleaned them. no change. The brake shoes seperate but do not return to the post. The only thing I can think of that may be causing this is somthing in the line acting like a check valve. Next I will try blowing air through the lines.If anyone has any suggestions please reply.
PS. the car has stock drive train. (for now anyways)

Thanks so much Dawger
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2003, 01:02 PM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
also check the rear brake hose, it could of collapsed on the inside..joe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2003, 11:37 AM
Dawger's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Springville CA
Posts: 31
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks so much joe.
After reading your post I went ahead and got a new hose. Just got around to installing it .did the trick
Thanks again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2003, 01:02 PM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
glad it helped. I know when my brakes acted up & I havent changed the brake hoses yet, they are one of the first things to be checked & by changing them you're just giving yourself some CHEAP INSURANCE & extra saftey..............joe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.