Teves problem solved
I do most of my own repairs, but winter in MN this year kinda forced me to take this one in to a small one man neighborhood shop - Huge, EXPENSIVE
mistake.Mechanic told me pump and accumulator were bad, rear calipers froze - fair enough, I said. Est $800. Brought him a used master cyl and pump assy from a 1990 Bonneville, told him take the pump and accum. off and replace the Toro'* pump and accum. He replaced the whole master assy instead, brakes were locking up as soon as I picked it up from the shop, so back it went. He had this car 2-3 times over a 2-3 month period, could not fix it, then told me the car died in his shop, without my consent installed new ign module and coil pack and crank sensor, brakes still locking up. after stopping by to inspect my car, I noticed the brake pedal had NO free play, I pointed this out to him, stating that this was the problem, he jacked me around for another 2-3 weeks, then demanded that I pick up the car and that I now owed him $1250, brakes still locked up to the point of barely being able to move the car. After a few phone calls to the Attn Generals office, still insisted if I want my car back unrepaired, it would cost me $1250. Was so pissed and frustrated, I finally caved in(should not have), paid him and got my car back.
Here is a photo of what went wrong, when he swapped master cyl assy from
Bonneville to Toro.( I specifically told him do not change out the master cyl) The pedal pushrod that threads on to the master is longer on H/C body cars than on the Toro/Reatta/Riv/Seville. I had this fixed in under an hour. Now I have warped rotors, shot brake pads, and will have to rebleed the system. Sorry I took so long to post a reply, I realize a lot of this post is redundant, have been busy with life.
Lesson learned - be careful who you take your Teves equipped car to for repairs.