plugged brake lines?

davek

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So I went to bleed my brakes on the Charger. Its been sitting since 2006. New master cylinder all bleeders broke free. Old master was dry and no rust. Would not bleed. Pedal is firm. Could the portion valve be plugged? Guess I will have to take all lines apart and see if air will flow threw them. Should I assume that I need to replace all the brake cylinders and hoses?
 

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Check the rubber hoses front and rear, I have seen them swell up internally before.
 

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Check the rubber hoses front and rear, I have seen them swell up internally before.
What really happens is that the inner lining will separate from the rest. When you punch the peddle it creates a vacuum and won't allow it to release. Just because it may look good doesn't mean that it is! Good Luck
 

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What really happens is that the inner lining will separate from the rest. When you punch the peddle it creates a vacuum and won't allow it to release. Just because it may look good doesn't mean that it is! Good Luck
Had this happen to my Dakota.. smoked a brand new rotor.
 

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No fluid from the front and rear? The rear brakes are where petal feel comes from, I would try the rear rubber hose first. Just disconnect from the front to rear hard line and see if you get fluid flow.
 

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yep tried bleeding ft dr and rear pass nothing not even air.
 

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yep tried bleeding ft dr and rear pass nothing not even air.
What I'm trying to say is if that rear brake hose is stopped up you may not get fluid from anywhere. You stated you had a firm petal is the reason I'm saying this.
 

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Within the last 5 or 6 years I have had the hose collapse phenomenon occur 3x on two different vehicles. Caught it too late on my daughters ‘95 Taurus and locked up her rear caliper. She drove it until it caught fire believe it or not. Fire department was dispatched and all. Also happened to both front hoses on our ‘93 Oldsmobile at separate times. Caught those early.

Dave, as the others are trying to express, you won’t get anything to the calipers if a hose is collapsed.

Edit: Or wheel cylinders lol
 
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yep ordered new hoses, doesnt make sense even if they were not plugged,50 years old got to go.
 

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yep ordered new hoses, doesnt make sense even if they were not plugged,50 years old got to go.
Good - and it wouldn't hurt to blow some compressed air through the exisitng hard lines while you have everything
apart, either.
 
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