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jermustang68
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From: Santa Rosa,Texas, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-10-2001 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jermustang68   Click Here to Email jermustang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, I own a 68 mustang coupe and I havE some brake problems. I have replaced all the wheel cylinders plus brake shoes. I bled the brakes,but I still am unable to stop. After pumping the brakes several times it stops(at slow speeds). Can anybody help???(I was told that I might need to bleed the lines from the master cylinder or replace the master cylinder).

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
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posted 10-10-2001 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

Your master cylinder is gone.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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franklin
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From: VA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-11-2001 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for franklin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Make sure you adjust the shoes out properly. Take a blunt screwdriver or chisel and while the wheel is off the ground, turn the star adjuster with the screwdriver to adjust the shoes out to the drums. Adjust till you can hardly turn the wheel, and then back off the adjustment till you can turn the wheel, but there is still a little rubbing of the shoes. Do this for each wheel. After this, you should have a nice high, firm pedal, if your master cylinder is ok.

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66351stang
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From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 10-11-2001 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
with the car sitting still, pump up the brake pedal and hold pressure on it, if it fades down then replace the master, if not there is air in the system or brakes are not adjusted propely

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jermustang68
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From: Santa Rosa,Texas, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-12-2001 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jermustang68   Click Here to Email jermustang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, for your help.I do need a new master cylinder.

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