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Old 04-25-2010, 03:55 PM
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No fluid through rear brakes

K well I'm a little confused on this one. I used a few different one man bleeding systems first I used a vacuum system then I tried a pressure system and i cant get any fluid to run to my rear drums but I have no problems with the front discs. all of the brake lines are new besides the lines on the rear diff. So I disconnected the new line where it meets the old at the diff and tried running fluid and had no problems with it (through the new lines), fluid ran fine so i started the process of elimination. I disconnected the old lines that's running from the drums to a block that connects both the rear lines together and I'm not having any luck getting fluid from the small line coming straight off the drum. Is there anything I need to be doing different on drum brakes besides loosening the bleeder valve and running fluid through like the discs? I already took the bleeder valves off in the rear to make sure they were not clogged. I'm just having a rough time trying to figure this one out. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:07 PM
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Unless I'm reading your description wrong it sounds like you've already answered your own ? The new line runs back to the "T" fitting on the rear end and when you disconnect it fluid flows, but when you disconnect the lines that come off the "T" going to the wheel cylinders nothing flows.
Replace the T" fitting and install new lines to the wheel cylinders and while your at it, replace the wheel cylinders, shoes and springs,too! Might need to turn or replace the rear drums as well. Sounds to me like somethings clogged in the old equipment.
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did you check the lines from the tee on out ?
i would take them loose and see if you can blow through them with air
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I got it figured out finally, the problem was my wheel cylinders were bad. Thanks for the help!
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