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Old 05-15-2006, 09:23 PM   #11
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Well I got it working.

I was only able to bleed the two wheels that had braking power. The other two I would open the bleeder screw and nothing would come out. No pressure at all.

So I decided to try the master cylinder. I bought a remanufactured one at checkerauto for $47 Cardone. Bench bled it and was able to bleed all the wheels.

Now the brakes work better than ever.

I don't understand exactly why I only had braking power at the RF and LR wheels.

Anyway I hope my problem may help someone else with the same symptoms.
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I don't understand exactly why I only had braking power at the RF and LR wheels.
Because that'* how it'* designed, so if one section of the MC fails, you have brakes on both ends of the car.

Glad to hear it.
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I thought that it was a diagonal system; however, the dealership and everyone else I asked told me it was a front rear split system.

Oh well...

I'm just glad it is working again.
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I thought that it was a diagonal system; however, the dealership and everyone else I asked told me it was a front rear split system.

Oh well...

I'm just glad it is working again.
They are wrong, and it is a Diagonal system... The left front and right rear are one part and the right front and left rear are on the other part of the system... Chances are that both parts or Halves of the system most likely not fail at the same time leaving you with half the braking system which is a lot better than no brakes at all...

Glad you got it fixed

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