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Guest Message by DevFuse

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GEN 1 brake issue

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Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:27 AM

Ok..I have done many brake jobs on Gen1's, but I am stumped on this one. I have so many NEW parts, I figured I better start to use some of them!

I REPLACED these items:
calipers/rotors/pads/mastercylinder/rear wheel wheel cylinders/adjusters/shoes/drums. I blead at least 1 gal of fluid, (blead master),adjusted the EMR brake and I still have just a marginal pedal! It's higher and firm with EMR brake all the way on, but better than 1/2 way down and "kinda" mushy without. It doesn't " sink though and the car stops ok.

Could air be still stuck somewhere? I get the feeling that it's air, but my god....I blead in proper sequence forever! Does the proportioning valve ever fail? I even put the old calipers back on and still the same pedal!!!

This has me totally frustrated!!



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Posted 25 January 2004 - 01:32 AM

Brake pedal travel is usually associated with the rears. Check your adjustment on the drums. It should have a slight drag or rubbing sound from the shoes contacting the drum. I know on the EA81 model brakes I adjust it until they bind and then back off one knotch.

Is the rod for the M/cyl threaded by any chance? If it is you can take some play out with it. But be careful with that one as you can force dragging brakes too.

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