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Brake issue

Post by New 67 owner on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Brakes went out so I put on a new master cylinder , adjusted and bleed the brakes and still no pedal. Do I need to adjust the rod off the pedal? Any help
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Re: Brake issue

Post by pwmcguire on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:07 pm

Adjust the brakes on all 4 wheels out, tight against the drums. Then bleed. Then back them off. Hopefully this works. I personally use a vacuum brake bleeder from harbor freight. They say it shouldn't work, but it has for me. Don't mess with the rod.
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Re: Brake issue

Post by type4revolution on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:20 pm

Not normally how much free play is in your.pedal. should be half to 3/4 inch pedal free play before rod hits master piston. Check for leaks in your system Esp the rear brake line running on the floor. Bleed brake light switch also.
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Post by New 67 owner on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:23 pm

I did replace the line to the rear also
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Re: Brake issue

Post by type4revolution on Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:27 pm

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Re: Brake issue

Post by vw57drvr on Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:52 pm

I wouldnt touch the push rod. Sometimes these new master cylinders can be tough to get to bleed. That is if it isnt defective.
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Post by type4revolution on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:04 pm

Watch your pressure on those bleeders some will blow seals.
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Re: Brake issue

Post by New 67 owner on Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:16 pm

What had happened a lady pulled out in front of me I locked the brakes up. Then the next time I tried to stop no brakes. I've put on a new master cyl., line going to rear, bleed every thing, adjusted the brakes and still no brakes if I can't figure this out there will be a 67 bug going cheap
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Post by 60andslow on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:21 pm

ive had 2 defective master cyls in a row! installed one, no dice, installed.another same thing, installed the third one bam it fixed it. i was having the same problem.
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Re: Brake issue

Post by Gabass on Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:16 pm

What brand master did you just install?
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Post by New 67 owner on Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:50 pm

I got it from oriley auto
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Post by type4revolution on Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:31 pm

Stay away from those style parts stores for old school Vw stuff not worth the headache.
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Post by Gabass on Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:10 pm

Get an OE brand one. It's made in china but it's the best for the money. The German one is triple the cost.
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Re: Brake issue

Post by New 67 owner on Fri May 23, 2014 9:16 pm

I've decided to replace everything in the brake system but the pedel and backing plates this will fix my brake problem
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