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Brakes don't work after lift.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tommy4902, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. tommy4902

    tommy4902 Registered Member

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    I just installed a 6 inch lift on my 70 Blazer, but now the brake pedal turned to mush. I don't know if I pulled one of the brakelines loose trying to replace the springs. I checked the fluid before the lift and it was fine. After the lift I drove it around and the pedal turned to mush and when I checked the fuid it was a little low. I looked at all the lines and they all look ok, but something must be loose or something. Is there a way to tell which brake line might be causing the problem or do I have to go through each brake?
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Did you swap in longer lines as part of the kit? If not, you might have stretched one of the lines so far that the inner part of a brake line broke. The outer protective rubber can still hold in the fluid, but will swell up when the pedal is pressed. You NEED longer brakes lines with a 6 inch lift.
     
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    tommy4902 Registered Member

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    Thats what I was thinking. Is there any way to tell which line it was? I replaced the lines once before when I did a 4 inch lift so I was hoping the lines would be ok to continue using them. I was thinking it would of been the rear one cause the rear dangled a bit when I put the blocks in.
     
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    Maybe have someone press the brake pedal while you watch the line to see if it baloons?
     

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