Hi Folks, Happy Easter!
I replaced the rear drum shoes a few months ago. a couple of weeks ago, the
pedal was a little mushy. I thought a good bleeding would fix but found one
brake cylinder had failed and leaked a lot. While replacing it (and shoes
again) I broke the connection for the flex line. I replaced it and finished
the job with solid brakes.
I was tight on time but I did buy everything to do the other side with as
well. On Thursday the brakes smelled funny. The left one was locking up.
Since I needed to do the cylinder anyway, it all came apart today. Of
course, this time I broke the main brake line from the master cylinder to
the flex line too.
Parts joint had sections so I pieced together a new line. I can't get a
solid pedal after bleeding now. I must have screwed up somewhere. I traced
the failed line 4 times and fluid doesn't squirt out of the old line so I
think I disconnected the right one... but now I'm not sure. The Master cyl
has porportioning valves screwed in to one side. The actual lines have 2
different threaded fittings. It happened that the left rear line went into
one of the porportioning valves. Is this right?
Blessed are the cracked:
For it is they who let in the light.
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