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mac350 10-01-2010 10:47 AM

i just had an idea
 
as most of you know, i have had a brake problem for a wile know. i was thinking that if i eliminate the fluid going to the rear wheels i can just concentrate on the front. my car is a street car and i am not driving it on the street this year. all i am doing is bringing it to the track this year. what do you guys think.

ericnova72 10-01-2010 01:05 PM

I think this is a bad idea, what if you need to make an emergency stop?? For example, a guy with a faster car ends up getting squirrely and in your lane, so you hit him because you can't get slowed down?? Or someone steps in front of the car after you come out of the water box, near the start line??

Just fix whatever is wrong with it, brakes aren't black magic. If you have the money for a track entry fee, you have the money to fix the brakes. don't risk injury to yourself, or worse someone else, because you are too lazy to fix it.

If the track tech knew you had the rear brakes disabled, they wouldn't even let you in.

mac350 10-01-2010 01:06 PM

this brake problem is just killing me

ericnova72 10-01-2010 01:17 PM

What is the problem??

mac350 10-01-2010 01:23 PM

i have a mushy *** peddle and i bleed and bleed and bleed them and nothing. i changed the booster and the master. i have braided lines and i pretty much have changed everything else years ago. the car sits because it is registered. all i want to do is take it to the track.

boatbob2 10-02-2010 10:10 AM

brake problem??????
 
HI,i HAVE NOT tried this,but,i THINK it will work. find a plug that will screw into the master cylinder (where the brake lines go) attempt to bleed either the front or rear, DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR,if you have a firm pedal,change plug to other outlet, re-install line you removed,try again,this SHOULD at least tell you where the problem is (front or rear brakes) could be bad master cylinder,rubber brake line expanding,bad calipers,wheel cylinders worn out.

cobalt327 10-02-2010 10:16 AM

Adjust the rear brakes until they drag slightly and see if that changes the pedal. Depending on the vehicle, the parking brake adjustment will effect the pedal feel. Most modern cars w/drum brakes are self adjusting. If they are functioning as they should, repeated stops made while BACKING UP will adjust the rear brake shoes correctly. Otherwise if the adjusters are not working correctly, you'll need to use a brake spoon to physically adjust the shoes to the drums.

If there's excessive wear, the drums may need turned or replaced along w/new shoes.

MARTINSR 10-02-2010 10:18 AM

WHEN did this problem start? EXACTLY when did this problem start? Out of the blue? After changing some parts? WHEN did it start?

Brian


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