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brake problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sams78chevy, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. sams78chevy

    sams78chevy Registered Member

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    So i finally got my truck running and evertything buttoned up until i went to bleed the brakes. I would have someone pump them and then hold them and i would crack the bleeder vaulve and nothing comes out except for in the front, I think there might be a problem with my porportioning vaulve on the front crossmember? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. jfabert

    jfabert 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Is your brake light coming on in the dash? I had the same problem. The way I fixed mine is by "stomping" the brakes trying to push it through the floor a few times. That should recenter the valve and the rear brakes should bleed. Just make sure you open the bleeder very slow or you will have to re set the valve again. Or just gravity bleed them by taking off the cover to the master brake cilinder and opening both back bleeders until all the air is gone. Hope this helps.
     
  3. sams78chevy

    sams78chevy Registered Member

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    When i do that i pump the brakes right?What about no fluid getting to the front?
     
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    uglyangelracing 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so one more time where do you get fluid out of? I usually start with right rear. Working my way from the farthest wheel to the closest.
     
  5. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    are you holding the little button on the combo valve in? (i use zip ties so i dont end up needing 3 people)
     

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