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Old 09-14-2008, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brakes went out Need help...ASAP please

Hi everyone.
when i came out from church tonight an got in my truck the brakes went to the floor. i ran around in it all day an it seemed ok then.
i tried to pump them up but did not help. i only live a few blocks from the church so i limped it home the pedal go's allthe way to the floor. they did stop me but i did not get over 20 MPH.
the brake fluid container is little over half full.
i'm just not sure where to start on this project. should i try bleeding them first? i know if anyone had the answer this would be the place to get it.
Thanks in advance.
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I would start by checking the brake lines and calipers for a leak. If they went out suddenly the leak should be pretty obvious. Could be the master cylinder but I don't think that is too common and usually there would be signs of a bad seal long before it went out completely. Ever been stopped and feel the pedal slowly sinking to the floor?
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Thanksfor the reply;
not that i can think of.
it never did have alot of pedal. i will get under it in the morning and look for leaks if i dont see any i guess i will blead them. an see what that does.
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Sounds like a master cylinder to me.
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i know last night i was standing outside the truck an was pumping the pedal with my hand and it seem like it was not comeing back as fast as it should. going to look at it after this cup of coffee. what does a master cylinder cost?
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WELLLLLLLLL,
The main line that runs to the back has a rusted area with a nice hole in it
about 6" from where the metal and rubber line meet. altho thats a bummer that will me cheeper than a master cylinder.
THE FIX:
where the frame swoops down in front of the fule tank the line is most accessable. i am going to cut the line there an use a compression fitting an replace from there back. if there is any reason i should not do it like this please let me know.
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Ok it's fixed.
and it was easy as pie. i cound not beleave how easy it went. only took about 30 minutes .
i was so happy i changed the oil , put on new wiper blades and bought a new drop hitch an slapped it in.
Then took the pups out to chase a bunny .....and they POUNDED one for 3 circles . ran another one round it was a small one and had a line on another one but it got dark on me. and to top it all off the ex. called and is divorceing the guy she left me for .
MAN what a day. life is gooood
take care all and god bless.
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You should not use a compression fitting for brakes!

You should use a flaring tool & proper fittings.
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i see your point thanks.
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After I had one brake line rust through, it didn't take long before another went. When I look around under there, I saw just how rusted they were. I just went ahead and replaced them all! The first one went out while I was pulling my fifth wheel trailer home from a trip to the mountains in North Georgia. I was lucky the the line went in the flat lands of Central Indiana.
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I have used compression fittings for a temp brake line fix. I'm pretty sure that they are specifically not "legal" to use for a brake line fix. The better alternative is to cut the line at a point with good metal, slip a fitting over the line and flare it. Then add another line by attaching it via fittings.

Its more work, but safer for you, your family, and me.
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