Re: [DML] Re: Brake saga........
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Re: [DML] Re: Brake saga........



Steve,

Since in your original post you stated that the rear brakes work, then you 
might try swapping the front brake circuit line with the port on the MC for 
the rear brake circuit.  If it works then I think that's strong evidence 
that the MC is bad.  I apologize if you have already done this or someone 
else suggested it.

Good Luck
Todd Nelson,
1561, Vermont


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "basfe25" <dmcman73@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 10:35 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: Brake saga........


>I did bleed the MC while on the car. I had two clear hoses attached to
> each port going back into the MC, no bubbles appeared after 7-8 pumps.
> I'm tempted to just purchase the new MC DMCH started to reman and see
> if that clears things up.
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> There is one more test that I am going to try but I have not had the
> time. I was going to make another line that went from the MC directly
> to one of the calipers just to see if at least that will work. I may
> try the tip another fellow DML'er said he did, get another MC cap and
> install a shrader valve on it to compress the cylinder with air and
> see if that will help. I mean I did try compressing the system with
> one that did it with brake fluid but what do I have to loose?
>
> Steve
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> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> wrote:
>> A very common reason to have this problem is that you did not properly
>> bleed the master cylinder. It should be "bench bled". This means you
>> put it in a vise, fill it with brake fluid, use 2 short tubes
>> connected to the outlet ports and bent around into the resovoir, and
>> slowly push on the piston until you stop seeing air bubbles coming out
>> of the tubes. Once you have completly bled the master cylinder, put
>> caps on the outlet ports and install in the car. Now bleed the brake
>> system again and you should get fluid out the front brake calipers. It
>> could also be your bleeding technique. Go to a local auto store and by
>> a "one man brake bleeder". It is a piece of tubing with a one-way
>> check valve so you don't pull air back in while you are bleeding the
>> system. Use a large clear cup with some fluid in it and keep the end
>> of the brake bleeder in the fluid so it can't pull air and you can see
>> the bubbles coming out.
>> David Teitelbaum
>> vin 10757
>>
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>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "basfe25" <dmcman73@xxxx> wrote:
>> > Ok, a while ago I posted that I was having front brake problems. A
>> > reminder: Master cylinder is brand new, front calipers are rebuilt and
>> > all lines are new. The only difference in the car is the fact that I
>> > have the SS braided brake lines rather then the old rubber ones.
>> >
>> > For the life of me....I can't get my front brakes to work!!! Rear
>> > brakes work great but the fronts just won't clamp down and grab. At
>> > first I though it was a defective Master cylinder so Rob at PJ Grady
>> > exchanged it for me, still no luck. I next thought that maybe I didn't
>> > rebuild the front calipers properly so I purchased a pair that were
>> > rebuilt professionally, still won't work. I have gone through 6
>> > b
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