76 Chevy Nova Brakes

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Old 05-07-05, 06:50 AM
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Question 76 Chevy Nova Brakes

I brought a 76 chevy nova from a friend because the brakes wouldnt work unless you pushed the pedal all the way to the floor. Dose anyone have any ideas, the brakes pads are new.
 
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Old 05-07-05, 01:05 PM
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Two thoughts...

There may be air in the brake lines. Bleed all wheel cylinders until all fluid is replaced.

The rear brake hardware may be out of adjustment or corroded. If the automatic adjustment isn't working properly there may be too much slack at the rear brakes. Or maybe they still need to seat themselves, which may happen after using the brakes a while.
 
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Old 05-07-05, 01:31 PM
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Automatic adjuster rarely work like they are suppost too. Check to see if the star wheels are frozen. Tighten them up, because I'm sure there is too much throw in the rear shoes. You'll get nowhere with loose shoes. It'll be easier to bleed too after you do this. Rear wheel should be hard to turn by hand up on a jack with tight brakes
 
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If bleeding and adjusting do not work you probably have a bad master cylinder.
 
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Old 05-07-05, 05:54 PM
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ok it must be the master because i try everythin
 
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Old 05-08-05, 02:44 PM
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Follow the directions and bleed the master cylinder before hooking up the lines. It is easiest if you put it on the car first. You will need a helper.
 
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