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Power Bleed Brake shop in Fresno?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 2Dogs, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. 2Dogs

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    Hey All,

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    My project is finally on the road. Everything is going good except for a leaky pinion seal on the 14FF and mushy brakes.

    I will start posting observations and pics soon.

    So - my question. I am in Fresno for the rest of the week. Do any of you local Fresno guys know where I can get my brakes power-bled?

    Thanks.

    Dave

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    I dont know of any places that will be open til monday.

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    My family mentioned that there is a 4WPW here...?
    Prolly wont be open tho like you said.

    I'll be ready for a 4x4 tour soon - I'll buy the steaks and beer.... This weekend is for motorcycles unless it rains bad.

    Dave

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    Any Midas, or other brake place, even Just Brakes can do it, juts make sure if you o to Just Brakes you tell them your not going to pay them to fix all the other stuff they say is wrong with it after they power bleed them...[​IMG]

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    Pep Boys had a 'vaccum bleed' system, is that the power bleeding everyone is talking about?
    They did that with not much luck after the twenty point inspection - I passed! Everyone in the shop had to come over and look and ask what I was gonna run over - I replied anything that gets in my way....

    So - I am still getting too much peddle. Needs better/more bleeding? Or proportioning valve? I have the stock D60 brakes and the Boyce disc kit on the 14 FF. (sorry Wes, it was 1/2 the price of the ORU kit and ORU was backordered)
    Stopping power seems good but I still think there is too much play. The peddle stops about 3/4 - 1" from the floor boards.

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    brakes?we don't need no stinking brakes!!!!!
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    That's what Hackett and Hugh just told me. If they are open on Sat I will dropp it off on the way to motorcycling.....

    Is your dad pissed I tore up his front yard? :)

    Are you ready to finish yours?

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    Dave, got some pics of the Boyce kit? Are they pretty much like the ORU kit or different?
    BTW, glad to hear the Blazer is finally on the road. [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    I haven't stuck a camera under there yet - the EPA has probably found me by now cuz the pinion seal is leaking so bad.... Hazardous duty for a camera at the moment. The calipers ended up in the 11:00/1:00 position and very clean brackets. Stay tuned....

    Why would a newly rebuilt 14FF leak at the pinion? Is it that tough to get a seal in there on the first shot?

    Dave

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    he wants you to finish the job weeding,and i think the neighbors called the EPA.where are you guys going riding?you better check your fluid ,its not worth blowing up your rear,I think it only holds about a gallon?? .

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    That leaking pinion seal may not be the seal.
    It could be a bad yoke. I have seen the yokes have a 'groove' worn on them from the seal wearing against the 'sleeve' part of the yoke. Lack of lubrication will wear a groove into these yokes. [​IMG]
    You may check out that yoke and if it has a groove in it, get a 'Speedi-Sleeve' for it. Buying a new yoke is another option. [​IMG]


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    Thanks Wes. What size is the pinion nut?

    I'll do a search on the pinion seal replacement.....

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    Doug,
    We are riding in Miami Creek. You need to get a bike - Tad has one now.

    Dave

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    Dave, it's been a while I messed around with the 14FF. I think the nut is around 1 3/8" or 1 1/2". Can't remember right now.


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