BRAKE SYSTEM HELP!!!!

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amphicarguy

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I AM CALLING ON ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT MY BRAKE
PROBLEM... ITS NOT BAD ENOUGH THAT MY ENGINE DIED 2 WEEKS AGO AND I
AM RUSHING TO GET EVERTHING DONE FOR CELINA... BUT NOW THE BRAKES GOT
ME, I REPLACED THE REAR BRAKES, HOSES,CUT THE DRUMS AND REBUILT THE
REAR CYLINDERS, BLED THE BRAKES... MY PROBLEM IS THE BRAKES ARE SO
TIGHT THAT I CAN'T AJUST THEM DOWN, ALSO THE PEDAL IS HARD... I DID
NOTHING TO THE FRONT BRAKES AS OF YET... MY QUESTION, SHOULD I BLEED
THE FRONT BRAKES AND REPLACE THE HOSES DOES THIS AFFECT THE REAR
BRAKES? ALSO COULD MY MASTER CLYINDER BE BAD OR HOSES OR WHAT? I AM
FRUSTRATED... PLEASE HELP... JOHN{CIGAR GUY}CAPONE
 
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David Chapman

Guest
> I AM CALLING ON ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT MY BRAKE

It'll be at the back, the system is simple, my guess would be assembly of the
rubbers in the wheel cylinders causing brakes to lock on, can you get the drums
off ?, also check parking brake in case that's stuck and causing the problem.
If not then check hoses in case they are blocked internally, would be same
symptoms.

David C

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David Chapman

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> I AM CALLING ON ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT MY BRAKE

It'll be at the back, the system is simple, my guess would be assembly of the
rubbers in the wheel cylinders causing brakes to lock on, can you get the drums
off ?, also check parking brake in case that's stuck and causing the problem.
If not then check hoses in case they are blocked internally, would be same
symptoms.

David C

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a_colo_native

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "amphicarguy" <capon23@a...>
wrote:
> I AM CALLING ON ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT MY BRAKE
> PROBLEM... ITS NOT BAD ENOUGH THAT MY ENGINE DIED 2 WEEKS AGO AND I
> AM RUSHING TO GET EVERTHING DONE FOR CELINA... BUT NOW THE BRAKES
GOT
> ME, I REPLACED THE REAR BRAKES, HOSES,CUT THE DRUMS AND REBUILT THE
> REAR CYLINDERS, BLED THE BRAKES... MY PROBLEM IS THE BRAKES ARE SO
> TIGHT THAT I CAN'T AJUST THEM DOWN, ALSO THE PEDAL IS HARD... I DID
> NOTHING TO THE FRONT BRAKES AS OF YET... MY QUESTION, SHOULD I
BLEED
> THE FRONT BRAKES AND REPLACE THE HOSES DOES THIS AFFECT THE REAR
> BRAKES? ALSO COULD MY MASTER CLYINDER BE BAD OR HOSES OR WHAT? I AM
> FRUSTRATED... PLEASE HELP... JOHN{CIGAR GUY}CAPONE

John,

I think your adjusters may just be tight or rusty. Do they move at
all? Have you tried turning them both directions? A squirt of
penetrating oil ONLY ON THE ADJUSTERS may help. WD-40 is not
penetrating oil!

As you have new hoses, I suspect that maybe you have something
mechanical installed bass ackwards or out of place? Try removing a
bleeder or hose to insure it's not a fluid issue (should be no
pressure in the lines). Then see if you can get your drums off. Look
to see that the emergency brake bar ("H" shaped piece) did not drop
down to wedge in the shoe. Do you have your shoes installed properly?

John
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Wayne A. Miller

Guest
I had a brake hose to one rear wheel plug up and act like a check valve,
last summer. Took me a while to realize what was going on. Same as you,
couldn't adjust it and that wheel always ran HOT.
----- Original Message -----
From: "amphicarguy" <capon23@aol.com>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 9:21 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] BRAKE SYSTEM HELP!!!!


>
> I AM CALLING ON ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE OUT MY BRAKE
> PROBLEM... ITS NOT BAD ENOUGH THAT MY ENGINE DIED 2 WEEKS AGO AND I
> AM RUSHING TO GET EVERTHING DONE FOR CELINA... BUT NOW THE BRAKES GOT
> ME, I REPLACED THE REAR BRAKES, HOSES,CUT THE DRUMS AND REBUILT THE
> REAR CYLINDERS, BLED THE BRAKES... MY PROBLEM IS THE BRAKES ARE SO
> TIGHT THAT I CAN'T AJUST THEM DOWN, ALSO THE PEDAL IS HARD... I DID
> NOTHING TO THE FRONT BRAKES AS OF YET... MY QUESTION, SHOULD I BLEED
> THE FRONT BRAKES AND REPLACE THE HOSES DOES THIS AFFECT THE REAR
> BRAKES? ALSO COULD MY MASTER CLYINDER BE BAD OR HOSES OR WHAT? I AM
> FRUSTRATED... PLEASE HELP... JOHN{CIGAR GUY}CAPONE
>
>
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