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#1 sjschlag

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:55 PM

I just blew a rear wheel cylinder, and noticed that the front reservoir is still full. Are the master cyls. on these cars split front to rear or is there a proportioning valve? I don't want to drive it of the front and rear are tied together but if they aren't I really need it to get around! The soonest I can get a wheel cylinder is next Wednesday...

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

They are set up diagonally so you should always have at least one functional front brake.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I had a seized rear brake on my gl, so I took the brake pads out and used a brad that fit perfectly it the brake line to seal that cylinder off so it wouldn't move. It would probably be better than letting it leak out.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'll try sealing the line tomorrow until the wheel cylinders come in. Is there any difference between left and right?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

I doubt their differant, they do the same thing.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

90-94 loyale same cly might be easyer to find spilt is ds front and ps rear and ps front and ds rear



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Got my wheel cylinders today. Should I replace the. Rear brake lines while I'm at it? Are these a custom made-to-order type of deal or are there places you can buy them? I haven't really had a chance to check them out seeing as how I just moved and still haven't put my shop in order...

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

I wouldn't worry about them unless either 1. The rubber is cracking or 2. The hard lines look like their very badly corroded. I'm not sure where you would get them, I would try napa or your local auto parts store.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

I highly doubt you'll find prebent lines for this era, you'll most likely end up having to bend the tubing to fit.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

I highly doubt you'll find prebent lines for this era, you'll most likely end up having to bend the tubing to fit.


Your probably right, but it still doesn't hurt to ask. Sometimes the people behind the counter may know of a place to get them, even if they need to be custom made, it's worth a try.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

I send customers to advance auto, the one down the road from where I work will bend them for you if you have one to pattern by. 



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:05 PM

Most NAPA shops can bend lines, and most anyplace that advertises "Hydraulic lines made here" can help as well.

 

"I know of a guy who's addicted to brake fluid...he says he can stop anytime...."

 

Good Luck with the bleeding o' the brakes!

 

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