Brake Problems

Old 08-04-08, 05:21 AM
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Brake Problems

I have a 97 Plymouth Voyager with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. We took the van off the road about a year and a half ago and stored it in a garage. At that time the brakes worked fine and just prior to taking it off the road the front had new brake pads/rotors installed and new brake cylinders and pads were installed on the rear also and everything was inspected. Now, we need to get this back on the road and everything seems to be working fine on the vehicle except for the brakes. During this year and a half we really only started the vehicle a couple times a week and let it run for a while and never worked the brakes or actually moved the van. I drove it for a while over the weekend and it appears that the pedal goes all the way the floor with little resistance. I checked the brake fluid and had to add about a quarter of a bottle. I tried bleeding the brake system and there was brake fluid coming out of each wheel at the port. but not sure if I did it right or not. Anyways, any thoughts on what else could be wrong do to it sitting for this lenght of time. Thanks
Old 08-04-08, 05:51 AM
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I would pull the rear drums and see if you have a leaking wheel cylinder.
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Sounds like a master cylinder gone bad to me.
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Originally Posted by wire twister View Post
Sounds like a master cylinder gone bad to me.

I agree with you, or maybe you didn't bleed em correctly, did you do it in the correct order? I would try bleeding them again before you go out and spend money on stuff you don't need

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