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Posted: 9/2/2002 4:18:58 PM EDT
OK, I am extremely mechanically inclined, having worked as a mechanic even. I have replace master cylinders, calipers, rotors, boosters, etc. Today while braking my brakes slowly went to the floor, and I've lost about 80% of my braking power. It's a 1978 Cheroke Chief with power brakes. The fluid is still full, I see no leaks, the booster doesn't appear to be leaking. No fluid at any of the wheel cylinders. Anyone??? Balming
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:26:58 PM EDT
check on the inside under the carpet where the pedal shaft goes into the master cylinder? I had this same problem. KILL YO TV
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:31:28 PM EDT
just throwing a few items your way... water in lines? air in lines? last time system was flushed?
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:35:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:49:32 PM EDT
The fluid bypasses the piston instead of going through the lines.
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[b]anothergene[/b], I think you nailed it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:49:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:53:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:54:15 PM EDT
You need to mechanically adjust the rear brakes- open the plugs on the inside rear plates, use a screwdriver to turn the adjuster until the drum will just turn. If you leave it the way you assemble it all you fluid is going to take up the "slack" in the rear drum slaves.
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 4:57:58 PM EDT
Master cylinder failed. fluid is leaking past the cups....
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 2:13:55 PM EDT
Thanks guys. I bought and replaced the master cylindr today, and it's fixed. Balming
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 2:26:36 PM EDT
Hmmm... I have the solution! Since it appears that "Liberty76" is having major probs with his cars' head gasket and a/c, the 2 of you should combine your vehicles, to create [b]FJORD[/b]... Now don't laugh, because fjords have been a mainstay of dependable travel for centuries, and were good enough for the likes of Vikings and such!
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 4:37:57 PM EDT
Hardy har har! Balming
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 5:03:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By antiUSSA: ... Now don't laugh, because fjords have been a mainstay of dependable travel for centuries, and were good enough for the likes of Vikings and such!
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MEDIC!!!
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