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Brake Diagnosis Tips and Ideas on the older cars

 

                                 BRAKE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR

                               

(1)     normal wear on linings

(2)     no fluid in reservoir

(3)     leaks in brake system

(4)     air in brake system-pedal feels spongy

(5)     rubber cups damaged

(6)     cups damaged by bad brake fluid

 

                                     NO PEDAL AFTER HARD USE

 

(1)     excessive heat

(2)     bad drums due to over machining

 

                                BRAKES DRAG AT ALL WHEELS

 

(1)     bypass port hole in master cylinder clogged

(2)     contaminated fluid

 

                                BRAKES DRAG ONE WHEEL

 

(1)     brakes need adjustment

(2)     weak or broken return spring

(3)     cylinder cups distorted

(4)     brake hose restricted

(5)     drag or binding e-brake cable

(6)     loose or bad wheel bearings

 

CAR PULLS TO SIDE WHEN BRAKING

 

(1)     tires not properly inflated

(2)     loose or bad wheel bearings

(3)     misaligned wheels

(4)     steering gear needs adjusted

(5)     loose brake backing plate

(6)     anchor adjustment uneven-left and right sides

(7)     dirty linings

(8)     mismatched linings

(9)     bad drums

 

SPRING PEDAL ACTION

 

(1)     brakes need adjusted

(2)     air in system

(3)     bad fit of linings

(4)     bad flex lines

 

EXCESSIVE PEDAL PRESSURE NEEDED

 

(1)     shoes need adjusted

(2)     pedal or linkage binds

(3)     partial contact of lining

(4)     incorrect of linings

(5)     glazed lining-excessive heat and dirt

 

 

TOO LIGHT PEDAL PRESSURE NEEDED

 

(1)     need adjustment

(2)     loose backing plate

(3)     dirty linings

(4)     bad linings

(5)     scored drums

 

 

SQUEAKY  BRAKES WHEN APPLIED

 

(1)     dampening spring (when used) missing or insulated from drum

(2)     bad adjustment

(3)     bad lining

(4)     bad contact with drum

(5)     lining cracked

(6)     rivets loose

Special thanks to Chuck and Kay

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