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Old 03-09-2012, 01:18 PM
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1975 vette brake issues

joined this forum for fresh ideas on my brake issues I've replaced the master cylinder bench bled it rebuilt all 4 calipers with new o-ring type kits put it back together bled using a home made power bleeder twice I didn't see any air coming from calipers when bleeding but have no pedal at all and the brake light is on what am i doing wrong always had a soft pedal but the brake light never was on. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:13 PM
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Bleeding the brakes on a C-3 Vette is a big pain in the.. I went through the same thing on mine.
First, you want to start with the caliper furthest from the master cylinder, ie: the right rear. There are 2 bleeder screws on each caliper. Start with the outside bleeder. Attach a hose and run it into a jar. Crack the bleeder and let it run. Do not depress the brake pedal. It will come out. May take some time. Keep an eye on the master cylinder level. Do not let it go dry. After about 3 oz come out, shut off the bleeder and repeat on the inside screw. Make sure you are topping off the M/C as needed. Then go to the left rear and repeat, right front and finally the left front.
This obviously is not a fast process, but was the only method that worked for me. (After wasting 3 qts of brake fluid). I actually went in the house and made a sandwich while doing this.
I now have great pedal and stopping. One thing..You said you re-sealed the caliper pistons? Are you sure none of them are leaking? They are very easy to tear when installing the piston back into the caliper...
Just my 2 cents...
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