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URGENT! Brakes not working

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by anatomiczero, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    My brakes were a little mushy, so I checked the fluid and there was close to an inch from the top to where the fluid was. So I put some fluid in pretty close to the top then it spilled over some when I put the cap back on.

    The brakes got harder to press and took a while to stop like if the engine was off. So I scoop some out, but that didn't help. Please help!
     
  2. anatomiczero

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    I'mgoing to bleed the brakes, will that fix it or is bleeding just for mushy pedals?
     
  3. DUKE

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    Bleeding them should help. As long as there is no leak anywhere. Make sure you have someone help you pump the brake and hold it while you bleed them. If you can get it to a break shop they can power bleed them for a few bucks. With a power bleed you will stop like no other.
     
  4. anatomiczero

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    Thanks, I'll tell my dad to either take it to shucks (close to home) or bleed it himself.

    edit: It barely stops, he'll bleed it, then maybe take it to the shop.
     
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    Here's on more to think about...
    If it's power brakes make sure your vacuum line is secure. If you don't have the proper vacuum supplied then you'll have manual brakes.

    When in doubt bleed the brakes, definitly. Remembering the order of coarse.
     

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