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Old 10-21-2005, 23:06   #1 (permalink)
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Question Brakes problem....

hey! been ages since I've been on here, had to get a new username!

anyways... I'm having troubles with my brakes... wondering if anyone can help....the set up is as follows...

- full EA brake set up on rear(all new)
-CRS front kit with WB calipers (all new, and I know it sucks lol)
-XE master with EA booster(rekitted master and good booster)
-all new brake lines and hoses

No matter how much I bleed the brakes, the pedal is still spongey! grrr its getting on my nerves lol. They pull up ok but the pedal is right near the floor...

If anyone can shed soem light on, or has any ideas, it would be great!

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Old 10-22-2005, 03:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Brakes problem....

clamp each hose off one by one and test the pedal feel at each hose. this should tell you where to start looking for your problem. even get someone to sit in the car and pump the brake pedal up, hold it and then release the clamp to see where the play is.

if u've clamped off all the hoses and the pedal is still $hit then the problem is in the master cylinder region ie: faulty mc, incorrect pushrod clearance or even still has air in the system. did u bleed the mc before u bled all the rest of the brakes up?
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:49   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Brakes problem....

I also had another problem... I had to vacuum bleed the front brakes.... they wouldn.t pedal bleed... so now its all vacuum bled...

Does it matter which way the bleeding nipples face? my front ones are upwards...

Thanks for the tip! I'll try clamping the hoses off....

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Old 10-23-2005, 19:30   #4 (permalink)
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yep thats right, nipples facing up.

why couldnt u pedal bleed the front? no fluid coming thru? or solid pedal? u should be able to pretty much 90% gravity bleed the front brakes.
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:19   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Brakes problem....

yeah that's what I thought! they should have gravity bled.... I really don't know why they wouldn't bleed.... I tried 4 different master cylinders.... so It can't be that haha

With an EA master, the pedal went completely solid, like metal on metal. with an XE master, the pedal is very soft, and both times no fluid would come through... its all weird to me...

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:07   #6 (permalink)
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there's your problem. sounds like u might not have any fluid flow. when u modified the pipes to change the flarenut does the hole line up centrally in the mc? is the pipe kinked/squashed anywhere? are you still using the splitter on the bulkhead? does the master cylinder gravity drip when u disconnect the pipes? have u got the right hoses? can u blow thru the pipes? cant think of any? more questions? at this time? so i'll just? keep using the? question mark? just to set the scene?
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Old 12-08-2005, 23:17   #8 (permalink)
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I worked out my problem guys... there was still air in the front, I just kept bleeding them till it was all out.... didn't explain the solid pedal with the EA master though...

thanks for you help!
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