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Old 09-18-2006, 04:28 PM
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I Have Been Having Problems With The Brakes On My 74 Corvette Ive Put A New Master Cylinder New Proportioning Valve On Now They Bleed Great But Now When I Push On The Brakes It Seems Like The're Not Grabing They Slow Me Down Somewhat But There Is No Great Stopping Power If Anyone Out There Has Any Suggestions It Would Really Help

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did you do a bench bleed of the master before it was installed?
Pads and rooters in good shape, rooters not glazed? If yes to all may want to consider the rubber lines from the wheel to the body , they can collapse internally and restrict the fluid flow, 10 year life I have always heard , never seen it but I am not a know it all either.

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Rubber lines from the wheel to the body

I had a S-10 Blazer with the same problem. Beat my head trying to figure it out. A friend suggested I change the rubber lines from the wheel to the body and since I had done everything else I tried it. My Brakes worked better than if the car was new. I went with braided steel.

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Have you adjusted the proportioning valve? Could be you're not getting good pressure to the front.

Can you stomp them and get front or rear to lock up?
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I had a S-10 Blazer with the same problem. Beat my head trying to figure it out. A friend suggested I change the rubber lines from the wheel to the body and since I had done everything else I tried it. My Brakes worked better than if the car was new. I went with braided steel.

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Where did you buy the braided steel lines from?
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Braided steel brake lines

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thanks forr the response i did bench bleed and have plentyof fluid comming out of the bleeders andthe pedal is up and tight where its supposed to be the poads are loose aand then tight when you pressw the brakes and will stop the wheeles it just won't stop them on a dime it seems to just slow them i was wondering if it might have something to do with the booster unit
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The booster will mainly give you a hard pedal if its not working, should still stop fine but harder to push on the pedal
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The booster will mainly give you a hard pedal if its not working, should still stop fine but harder to push on the pedal
THANKS THE PETAL IS HARD TO PUSH THE BRAKES WORK BUT ACT LIKE THEY ARE GLAZED
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Thanks Everyone For The Help I Put A New Power Booster On Made All The Difference In The World Brakes Are Working Perfect So Thanks Again George7480
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