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This is a discussion on Brakes within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; FYI for your friend -- when you stomp on the brake pedal there is waaaaaaaaaay more than 30 psi in ...

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    FYI for your friend -- when you stomp on the brake pedal there is waaaaaaaaaay more than 30 psi in the brake system.

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    Ok. Now do you have a response for the question?
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    I would go at it again with a Mity-Vac and see what the result is.

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    Dont bring to the guy with the tech 2 thing (if thats even what its called)

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    Mighty-Vac is just a great tool to have if you wrench on cars. Not going to hurt to try it yourself and see if that fixes the problem, assuming it is going to cost you to take it to the guy.

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    even if you just get a helper and bleed them the old fashioned way I would bleed those brakes again before doing anything.

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    Ok. How much is the mighty-vac? I was thinking about bleeding them again also

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    Mine was around $30, but that was a few years ago.

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    I would get a helper, fill the reservoir and start at the passanger rear wheel. Open the bleeder and tell your helper to push the brake, when they say its all the way down close the bleeder and tell the helper to let up on the brake pedal. Do this until there is all fluid coming out and no sign of air. Continue to the drivers rear wheel, make sure you are checking brake fluid in the reservoir often. Once there there is all fluid coming out move to the passanger front wheel then to the drivers front wheel. Don't pump the pedal, just open the bleeder push the pedal down, close the bleeder let the pedal up. Might take a few times at each caliper to get all the air out.
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    I will do like the members had suggested. Get you a helper and re bleed the brakes again. Sometimes it takes nmore than one time to get rid of all the air. It will be way more cheaper. If you still havbe issues then keep working with a mechanic.

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    Also in agreement here with the others..

    Trapped air in your brake lines can burst the soft lines..

    Then your brake peddle will go to floor and you AINT stopping.. (ask me how I know)

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    How do you know? Just playin.

    I did bleed them one more time and they seem to be back to normal. Thanks for all the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    How do you know? Just playin.

    I did bleed them one more time and they seem to be back to normal. Thanks for all the help.
    Glad to hear it..

    I had a driver front brake line burst @ 70 mph..

    I had one wheel that would lock up out back and I dragged it behind me over 400+ ft.

    After that I found myself threading a needle between 2 cars in some stopped traffic and driving over someones landscaping.

    Only thing that saved my ass was I did'nt panic and it was a 5spd.

    Tacked her up and slammed her in 2nd to slow down.

    I got lucky otherwise there would have been bodies..

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    Glad to hear you got some good pedal back!
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    Good save. How long ago was that? I assume a really long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    Good save. How long ago was that? I assume a really long time
    About 10 years ago in an old cavalier junker I was using as a beater.

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    Nice driving.

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