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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Brake Problems Reply with quote

I just replaced the master cylinder and fear wheel cylinders on my 1970 fastback. I have bled the brakes and I can't get the pedal to rise up to where it usually is. When I press on the brake, I don't get pressure till almost the floor, unless I pump it up a couple of times and then it engages sooner. It doesn't appear that I have air in the lines, but I don't feel confident in my brakes right now. Does any have any suggestion?
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you bleed all four?
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear brake adjustment too loose. Here's a test- Pull your E brake on. Is the pedal higher now? If so, adjust the rear brakes.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds to me like you need another trip around the bleed cycle
Remember that the order you go around matters. Sorry I don't have my bentley with me but I think it is FR, FL, RL, RR

PUSH to the floor
Open
Close
RELEASE

good luck
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