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Brake pedal to the floor

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Never really worked with them yet. only thing i can think of is there is air in it some where. if so do i really need to go buy some kind of kit to bleed them? Is there a free way?

    thx mike
     
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    bleed your brakes? there is a simple free way sure, but it takes 2 people. Start at the wheel farthest from the MC(Passenger rear). Top off the fluid, then have someone push the pedal to the floor. Brake the bleeder loose, then close the bleeder after a few seconds and have the person let up on the brake, but NOT UNTIL AFTER YOU CLOSE THE BLEEDER! Continue to do this until all you get is fluid(not burst of air followed by fluid). Then move to the driver rear wheel, passenger front then finally the driver front, repeating the process all around. Remember to check the fluid level often and make sure the caps is on the res.
     
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    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, and pump them a few times before you push to the floor...
     
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    you can also gravity bleed them. if you are working alone.
     
  5. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks guys will get on it....
     
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    Not to be picky, isn't the drivers side rear tire furthest away?
     
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    If you really want to be picky, both rears are the same distance(drop line in center of rear).
     
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    :haha: we have too much free time around here sometimes :D
     
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    No, I wasn't trying to waste time, I was just curious.

    What Sled said is true, both use the same line until the split at the rear axle, which is essentially the center of the truck, thus the same length to either wheel in the rear. If they were seperate all the way back, it would be a different story, but they aren't! :D
     
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    and i was just laughing :screwy: :p:
     

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