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Anonymous Poster

Sep 4, 2006, 4:14 AM

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Pulling my hair out, put new master cyl new calpers and pads, new shoesnew wheel cyl, no stopping power and pedal sinks to floor, even changed master cyl in case I had a bad one, even lic mechanic is pulling his hair out,its a 89 turbo diesel

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 4, 2006, 5:17 AM

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Did this bleed out properly?

Did it do this with both master cylinders? Was it bench bled? It's possible to have a bad one which will drive you nuts.

In general pedal feel and hight is about no air in the system and drum brakes adjusted up right or too much travel of drum brake's shoes can give you tons of pedal travel. Parking brake should feel ok and if it just goes to the floor adjust it up at the wheel not just the in line adjuster.

Perhaps bleeding system with one of those bleeders that clamps to master cylinder and you pressureize is would find some air. You may have tried that already or done it that way.

Just a few thoughts, T

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Sep 5, 2006, 6:11 AM

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Thanks Tom, I did bench bleed, even made my own lines, used short brake lines into res did not trust the cheap plastic ones that came with master cyl and will try pressure bleeding from master cyl

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Sep 5, 2006, 6:17 AM

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By the way I am not a guest any more I joined

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Sep 5, 2006, 9:35 AM

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89 turbo diesel what?

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