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Re: 5kCSTQ with FREAKY Brake Prob
Dupree, Robert A. wrote:
> Hi All! My 5kCSTQ since the replacement of the wheel bearings in the
> front, has had the FREAKIEST brake prob. After having driven a short
> distance (less than 20 minutes of city), and then getting back in the car
> from the store, the brakes will not work. Essentially I can go to Best
> Buy, get something and then after leaving the parking lot on my second or
> third brake application the pedal is LOCKED. It's like having a brick
> under pedal. It takes all the force I can muster, and then when they
> finally do give the car comes to a screeching stop and I look like an
> idiot. (more than normal anyway) What is wrong with the beast? Could it
> be crap in the fluid? Previous to the bearings I had a new master
> cylinder put on, but they probably did not give me new fluid. This is
> really scarry when it happens because I cannot stop the car, and I stand
> the chance of bumping someone. Help!!
> Robert Dupree
> '87 5kCSTQ
> Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
> Will Rogers
After master cylinder replacement I would have strongly recommended, complete brake
system flushing (DOT 4). This has nothing to do with hydraulic fluid (pentosin) i am
talking about brake fluid. Flush it and bleed it according to specs.
Also...if you disconnect ABS does your present problem go away ?