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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 06:34 AM
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well my brakes are bein retarted i bled the shit out of them and they barly work and everytime i pump the brake pettal they build up bressure and work for like 3 secs and then loose the pressure and i have to press hella hard to brake and they usaly just lock up i checkd all the lines and bleeders and there not leaking and i adjusted all the drums but mabey i did them rong wondering if anyone could help me out also they are stock brakes and its a 69 bug and i no thers to gears i have to adjust and i did that buy mabey thers a differnt way also i have no idea how to take off the aftermarket oil sump i i looked around it cant find any bolts it leakes bad and i dont no y anyone have any ideas thanks.

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Post Post subject: Re: brake and aftermarket oil sump problems
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this may be a funny question, but in which order did you bleed them?

(eg. lr, rf, etc)

bleed from the farthest point from master cyl and work your way around. (right r, lr, r front, l front) maybe the massa cyl is faulty.

when you jack up a wheel and spin it by hand, how many revolutions till it stops??

should be no more than 2 or 3 max. that will tell ya if theres enough force on the shoes or not.


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ya its about 2 or three untill it stops and i bled them from front to back and a bunch of differnt ways and the e brake works good

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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 03:17 PM
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BRAKES 101

First thing is to pull all the drums and make sure there are no leaks. One thing folks forget is to pull back the rubber dust cover on both ends of the wheel cylinder and make sure there is no seepage, the cyinlder should be completely dry, if not they should be rebuilt or replaced. Next check the master to make sure it isnt leaking out the rear. If there are no leaks in the system, then check to see that the rod in the brake pedal is adjusted right. It should have about 1/16 of an inch play before it hits the back of the master. If its too tight, your brakes could lock up, and most likely the brake lights will never turn off. if its too loose you wont get full stopping power. Then befor you put the drums back on, make sure BOTH adjusters on each wheel are lubed and not rusted solid. Also make sure they are in correctly, there is a taper on the adjuster that needs to slope in towards the center of the backing plate. If the adjusters are in the wrong way, it can cause the wheel to lock up upon braking. AFTER all of this is checked, make sure the master cylinder is bled if you have replaced it, and then start at the farthest wheel from the master cylinder and bleed the brakes, RR, LR, RF, LF. If you still have an old master cylinder and the brakes are not working at this point, replace it. You should also check all of the rubber lines, if they are dry and cracked onthe outside, they can be damaged inside too. I have seen cases where the line is coming apart inside and will cause a restriction in fluid either coming from or returning to the master.

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Ive got about the same problem no brakes excepet just a little. i replaced the master cyclder wheel cyc brake shoes and i cant get hardly no brakes at all and my brakelight quit working so i replaced brakelight switch still wont work but i can cross it ove and get braklights i dont know what to do except set it on fire and watch it burn please help

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make sure you turn out the brake adjusters. VW brakes are not self adjusting, more like owner adjusting. Have you picked up the book how to keep your VW alive for the complet idiot? if not do it, trust me it will help.


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