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Old 07-03-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
Denny B
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What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

What are the most common problems that can go wrong
with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are other
common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.

Thanks in advance
Denny B




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Old 07-03-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

Denny B wrote:
> What are the most common problems that can go wrong
> with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
> can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
> there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are other
> common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.
>
> Thanks in advance
> Denny B
>
>
>
>

only thing i have seen is leakage and possible on or both epistions may
seize in the bores ..... if you have no leaks just tap the shoes with
your fist (hard enough to move them)and make sure the pistons move in
and out.
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 23:16:06 -0600, "Denny B" <dmrbaptie@sprint.ca>
wrote:

>What are the most common problems that can go wrong
>with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
>can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
>there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are other
>common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.
>
>Thanks in advance
>Denny B
>
>
>

There's actually a couple of things. As stated earlier, the pistions
can stick in the bores, but also the caliper can get stuck on the
mounting bolts. It is supposed to slide on these, but if it gets
stuck, the non-piston pad can drag when the brakes are released, or
not touch the pad when the brakes ARE applied.
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Old 07-03-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
berkshire bill
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?


"GTD" <duuh@stoopid.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 23:16:06 -0600, "Denny B" <dmrbaptie@sprint.ca>
> wrote:
>
>>What are the most common problems that can go wrong
>>with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
>>can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
>>there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are other
>>common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.
>>
>>Thanks in advance
>>Denny B
>>
>>
>>

> There's actually a couple of things. As stated earlier, the pistions
> can stick in the bores, but also the caliper can get stuck on the
> mounting bolts. It is supposed to slide on these, but if it gets
> stuck, the non-piston pad can drag when the brakes are released, or
> not touch the pad when the brakes ARE applied.


Wheel cylinders and caliper bolts are at opposite ends of the car. <G>

Bill


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Old 07-03-2005, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

> >>
> > There's actually a couple of things. As stated earlier, the

pistions
> > can stick in the bores, but also the caliper can get stuck on the
> > mounting bolts. It is supposed to slide on these, but if it gets
> > stuck, the non-piston pad can drag when the brakes are released,

or
> > not touch the pad when the brakes ARE applied.

>
> Wheel cylinders and caliper bolts are at opposite ends of the car.

<G>
>
> Bill


Yes that is exactly the way they are on my vehicle
the bolts secure from behind the Backing plate and
in no way can interfere with the shoe operation.

Denny



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Old 07-03-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?


"Rob" <rjonese@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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> Denny B wrote:
> > What are the most common problems that can go wrong
> > with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
> > can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
> > there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are

other
> > common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Denny B
> >
> >
> >
> >

> only thing i have seen is leakage and possible on or both epistions

may
> seize in the bores ..... if you have no leaks just tap the shoes

with
> your fist (hard enough to move them)and make sure the pistons move

in
> and out.


I am tempted to replace the cylinders and really want to.
The only problem is I am not sure if I can undo the 2 bolts that
hold the cylinder to the backing plate, and also undo
the hydraulic line nut that attaches to the cylinder.
If I knew these were not rusted on, I would change the
cylinders in a flash. Bleeding the system is no problem.

Denny B




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Old 07-03-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

Denny B wrote:
>>>There's actually a couple of things. As stated earlier, the

>
> pistions
>
>>>can stick in the bores, but also the caliper can get stuck on the
>>>mounting bolts. It is supposed to slide on these, but if it gets
>>>stuck, the non-piston pad can drag when the brakes are released,

>
> or
>
>>>not touch the pad when the brakes ARE applied.

>>
>>Wheel cylinders and caliper bolts are at opposite ends of the car.

>
> <G>
>
>>Bill

>
>
> Yes that is exactly the way they are on my vehicle
> the bolts secure from behind the Backing plate and
> in no way can interfere with the shoe operation.
>
> Denny
>
>
>

bolts rarely seize in wheel cylinders and brake lines? well they are
short @ the back wheels so just buy new premade ones at your local autp
store
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?


>Wheel cylinders and caliper bolts are at opposite ends of the car. <G>
>
>Bill
>

Ooops, I read that as "Brake Calipers" for some reason
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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 07:47:22 -0600, "Denny B" <dmrbaptie@sprint.ca>
wrote:

>
>"Rob" <rjonese@shaw.ca> wrote in message
>news:JLKxe.150267$El.40056@pd7tw1no...
>> Denny B wrote:
>> > What are the most common problems that can go wrong
>> > with wheel cylinders. One of the problems I know is they
>> > can leak, that way however you will know they leak because
>> > there will be fluid loss. If there is no fluid loss, what are

>other
>> > common problems to go wring with wheel cylinders.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> > Denny B
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >

>> only thing i have seen is leakage and possible on or both epistions

>may
>> seize in the bores ..... if you have no leaks just tap the shoes

>with
>> your fist (hard enough to move them)and make sure the pistons move

>in
>> and out.

>
>I am tempted to replace the cylinders and really want to.
>The only problem is I am not sure if I can undo the 2 bolts that
>hold the cylinder to the backing plate, and also undo
>the hydraulic line nut that attaches to the cylinder.
>If I knew these were not rusted on, I would change the
>cylinders in a flash. Bleeding the system is no problem.
>
>Denny B
>
>
>

hey foctard
preflared lines are cheap
just bend to shape
cylinders are cheap


replace it foctard
to lazy and cheap to invest in brakes?

h
u
r
c
a
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t

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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: What are Common Problems with Wheel Cylinders?

the best thing to do before attempting to replace rear wheel cylinders is to
give the brake lines a good soaking every day for a week or so with a good
penetrating oil like pb blaster. I have only had I line not come off in 20
years of doing it this way. and if the line does break, it is not that hard
to change, just go to a parts store and get the proper length and size line
you need. they are cheap.
"Rob" <rjonese@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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> Denny B wrote:
> >>>There's actually a couple of things. As stated earlier, the

> >
> > pistions
> >
> >>>can stick in the bores, but also the caliper can get stuck on the
> >>>mounting bolts. It is supposed to slide on these, but if it gets
> >>>stuck, the non-piston pad can drag when the brakes are released,

> >
> > or
> >
> >>>not touch the pad when the brakes ARE applied.
> >>
> >>Wheel cylinders and caliper bolts are at opposite ends of the car.

> >
> > <G>
> >
> >>Bill

> >
> >
> > Yes that is exactly the way they are on my vehicle
> > the bolts secure from behind the Backing plate and
> > in no way can interfere with the shoe operation.
> >
> > Denny
> >
> >
> >

> bolts rarely seize in wheel cylinders and brake lines? well they are
> short @ the back wheels so just buy new premade ones at your local autp
> store



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