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B. Hudson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted June 04, 2002 07:29 PM
I'm having problems with my rear brakes, It first started when my brake caliper braket
spun on my axel tube and broke my brake line,
Well we fixed that problem. But now the brake pedal is really spongy, still after we bleed the brakes 5-6 times. I have the brake adjuster mostly to the rear, I try to set car with the brake and hardly anything, car just pushes.

I then turn adjuster to the front and the pedal starts to stiffen up.

Can anyone help?

Thanks Billy

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted June 04, 2002 09:00 PM UIN: 16262997
Billy, if your rear brake line T's off to the other rear brake, you probably have air in the other brake line as well...you will have to bleed both rears. When you broke the left rear, it drained both sides..

jammin

B. Hudson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted June 05, 2002 08:10 AM
We bleeded both sides after the line broke.

Any other thoughts.

Thanks Billy

STICK01
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted June 05, 2002 09:27 AM
Did your brake pads and caliper get soaked by the brake fluid...could have caused other problems or maybe the lines themselves. I had a steel brake line that after I spun a caliper it was pinched and we did not see it right away, and this caused problems later.


WILDphil
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted June 09, 2002 06:50 AM
Sounds to me that you still have air in the line I know that you have tried to bleed it a the caliper 5-6 times, I had this problem too what has probably happend is that the air is trapped in a spot (like a high spot in the lines). What you should try to do is bleed the the lines, like for instance where your T is in the rear lines crack the lines at the T after someone has pump them up, every single spot that you have a connection you need to crack that line, ok now lets say you do all of this and there still **** spongy, well what you need is a vacuum pump and you have to try and suck all the air out like this, Just like on the old chevy pickup they have a lot of high spots and this is what you have to do to get all of the air out of the system (the rear brakes).
Now something that it is even easier than that is if you can get ahold of one ( don't buy one because they are too **** expensive just to use it once or twice) is one of those air pumps that forces the fluid and air out I forget the exact name for these. But they work really nice, most commecial type shops have these for bleeding brakes.

I hope this helps somewhat!!!!!!!!!!!

WILDphil

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