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Old 02-12-2003, 06:05 PM
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When I hit the brakes in my 72 pinto there real stiff and wont stop the car all the pads are new and I adjusted the brakes but I push down with everything I got and the pedal goes down a half inch.There non power brakes but Ive never seen brakes this stiff.

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I would suspect frozen calipers first. How long has the car been sitting?
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try jacking up the rear of the car, spin the wheels by hand, have someone apply the brakes, see if they stop. do same thing on front. calipers and wheel cyls may be siezed. good luck!
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