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Rear Wheel Cylinders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by backlash, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. backlash

    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    I have been told by the )&)(*_* Dealer that my rear wheel cylinders need to be replaced. It's my understanding that in a hydraulic system they either work or they don't.

    My question:

    Is it possible that the rear wheel cylinders are bad if they do not leak? Was told that they need to be replaced and the system rebled as they are not braking evenly.
     
  2. J.R.

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    mine were bad on one side and didnt leak. not only can they leak when bad but also stick. thats what mine did.

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  3. backlash

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    <<mine were bad on one side and didnt leak. >>

    What do you mean by bad? pulling? locking up?
     
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    They are really cheap, 10$ or so. I'd just redo the rear brakes while your at it if they are worn.
     
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    They can leak and you could not see it because of the dust boot. If you pull that away from the wheel cylinder and even a bit of fluid leaks out replace it.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  6. RedDwarf

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    They are also very easy to rebuild. You just need a hone and a rebuild kit and lots of brake fluid for lube/rinse.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. backlash

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    Thanks for the replies brothers, yet I don't want to do this repair if not needed. It is a very simple repair, but I'm trying to see if you guys believe it'll fix the problem. I think the dealer is barking up the wrong tree.

    Any thoughts?
     

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