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tcn71nova 01-01-2012 05:16 PM

no pedal
 
i just replaced the the brake shoes all the way around replaced the wheel cylinders and all new lines and harware kit bled the brakes and when i start the car my brake light is on and there is hardly any pedal what could it be i also replaced the master cly back in april of 2011

eloc431962 01-01-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tcn71nova
i just replaced the the brake shoes all the way around replaced the wheel cylinders and all new lines and harware kit bled the brakes and when i start the car my brake light is on and there is hardly any pedal what could it be i also replaced the master cly back in april of 2011

Are you 100% you got all the air out ? And you are dealing with drum to drum brakes right so did you adjust them all the way around with the proper drag on them ? Sounds to me like you simply have some air left to get out and need to re-adjust them. JMO


Cole
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tcn71nova 01-01-2012 05:34 PM

whats the proper drag ajustment and they are drum to drum

matts37chev 01-01-2012 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by eloc431962
Are you 100% you got all the air out ? And you are dealing with drum to drum brakes right so did you adjust them all the way around with the proper drag on them ? Sounds to me like you simply have some air left to get out and need to re-adjust them. JMO


Cole
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ditto what cole said ;)

matts37chev 01-01-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by tcn71nova
whats the proper drag ajustment and they are drum to drum

when you spin the wheel with the brakes released, the shoes should just barely drag on the drums

tcn71nova 01-01-2012 05:39 PM

thanks i will readust and rebleed and see what happens

eloc431962 01-01-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by matts37chev
when you spin the wheel with the brakes released, the shoes should just barely drag on the drums

X2 you will feel and should even hear it starting to drag when adjusting and spinning the wheel but feeling is the best way ;)



Cole
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35terraplane 01-01-2012 05:51 PM

no pedal
 
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Originally Posted by eloc431962
X2 you will feel and should even hear it starting to drag when adjusting and spinning the wheel but feeling is the best way ;)



Cole
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Cole and Matt sound like they still have their thinking caps on, must have not partied too hard last night. I used too set them so I could get one rev out of then when spun by hand.

Happy new year Cole, Matt, and 71 Nova.

Bob

matts37chev 01-01-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 35terraplane
Cole and Matt sound like they still have their thinking caps on, must have not partied too hard last night. I used too set them so I could get one rev out of then when spun by hand.

Happy new year Cole, Matt, and 71 Nova.

Bob

thanks Bob, right back at ya :D
i was in bed by 10:00 :thumbup:

tcn71nova 01-01-2012 08:04 PM

after reajusting and rebleeding it is a little bit better not where i would like it to be at but it does stop

matts37chev 01-01-2012 10:02 PM

double check the shoe adj on all 4 corners
and just a note, when bleeding you should start at the break that is farthest away
but you may have already known that :thumbup:

also, make shure there are no leaks on all that new stuff :pain:

T-bucket23 01-02-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by tcn71nova
whats the proper drag ajustment and they are drum to drum

Proper adjustment is to tighten until they are locked and then back of 7 clicks. This assures the shoes seat properly.
I would be willing to be you still have air in the lines.
Can you explain your bleeding procedure.

eloc431962 01-02-2012 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by T-bucket23
Proper adjustment is to tighten until they are locked and then back of 7 clicks. This assures the shoes seat properly.
I would be willing to be you still have air in the lines.
Can you explain your bleeding procedure.

X2 Chet, this is how i do it also run them till they lock then back them off. :thumbup: and it does sound like you still have some air in the lines go around them again just to make sure. :thumbup:


Cole
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eloc431962 01-02-2012 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 35terraplane
Cole and Matt sound like they still have their thinking caps on, must have not partied too hard last night. I used too set them so I could get one rev out of then when spun by hand.

Happy new year Cole, Matt, and 71 Nova.

Bob

Thank's Bob, like Matt i was in bed by 9:30 just can't hang anymore. :sweat:


Cole
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tcn71nova 01-02-2012 08:59 PM

i used a power bleeder


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