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 Post subject: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:44 am 
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Ive put in new pads, rotors, calipers, drums, hardware, shoes, stainless braided lines, and the pedal is still a bit spongy....
im going to have to do some searching to see if i replaced the brake master cylinder as well.

any advice?
would a Brake master cylinder from a different model like a swift gt, be considered an upgrade?


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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:29 pm 
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also, for the next time i do brakes, are there some factory upgrades?

ive tried installing completely loaded spindles off a 95 but the added weight slowed acceleration and did NOT improve but infact made stoping worse so i took them off.


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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:09 pm 
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SPROCKIT wrote:
the pedal is still a bit spongy....


There's still air in the system. You have to properly bleed the calipers, starting with the rear ones. You'll need somebody to slowly press and depress the brake-pedal while you bleed. The bleed-valve has to be open when pressing and closed when depressing the brake. Remember to use new brake-fluid :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:48 pm 
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I can help you bleed them, Pete, if you want a hand.

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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:21 pm 
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you gunna come all the way to NH?

i used to favor gravity bleeding but it takes to long in the geos.
SO....
My new idea is to install a tire valve stem in my brake fluid resivwar cover.

Step one crack a bleeder.
step 2 top of brake fluid.
step 3 throw some pressurized air to the valve stem. to force the brake fluid out of the bleeder.
see where im going with this?

any reason this wont work as long as you dont pump air into the lines?


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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:28 pm 
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I don't know if you'd ever really get all the air out that way. And hell no I'm not traveling that far lol. They sell bleeders that work pretty well so you don't need a second person. Got one from harbor freight cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:42 pm 
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part #?

are all 4 the same?


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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I meant a tool, not a new part for the actual wheel cylinders/calipers. Vacuum bleeder. Hose goes on the bleeder, pull the trigger, crack the bleeder, wait for straight clean fluid and no bubbles.

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 Post subject: Re: BRAKE HELP
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:05 pm 
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well heres the update...
went to bleede the brakes, took off the wheel and noticed the pads were cockeyed, took the caliper off and the pad had come off of the backing plate.

I went to check the other side broke off both bolts that keep the caliper on FML

i headed to my spare parts pile and came across 2 front knuckles off my old 95, loaded with new rotors and pads.

slapped them and new tie rod ends on, gotta get my gf to help bleede the brakes so weel see how it goes.

i only hope that its not SO MUCH rotating mass from the larger EVERYTHING that it doesnt help the stoping.

any fore-warnings, or heads ups would be appreciated


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