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This is a discussion on Line Locks within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; A got a couple of questions in regard to line locks. First which one is better. I see that SLP ...

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    Line Locks

    A got a couple of questions in regard to line locks. First which one is better. I see that SLP and hurst both make one. The only difference in the LED light and push button activator of the Hurst.

    Second will the line lock affect you ABS. if so what problems does it cause and how can you fix it?

    Where is the best place to mount the switch? and which activators/switch type do you use. I really don't like the toggle switch.


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    I purchased the Hurst Roll Control kit over @ Thunder Racing. It comes with everything you need (Hurst solenoid, push-button lighted switch, pre-bent brake lines and the wiring harness.)

    It works great and I haven't had any issues with the ABS thusfar, though it doesn't get activated that often. The ABS, that is.

    As far as the installation location, I put it in the center ashtray. It's out of the way so it won't accidentally be activated. Some people install it in the center of the dash beside the ASR switch, but to each his own. Good Luck.
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    Wont affect your ABS.

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    i have the slp one every thing works fine put the switch in the ash tray

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    is it typical for the brakes to feel spongy after a line lock install or do I still have air in my brake lines?

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    Anyone know got any info on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by '99 SLP#24 View Post
    is it typical for the brakes to feel spongy after a line lock install or do I still have air in my brake lines?
    You probably have air in the lines, the kit shouldn't affect the feel of the pedal.

    Bleed it from the front and back until only fluid comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    You probably have air in the lines, the kit shouldn't affect the feel of the pedal.

    Bleed it from the front and back until only fluid comes out.
    You start at the farthest point and work to the closest. You bleed a system from the right rear, left rear, right front, and then left front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    You start at the farthest point and work to the closest. You bleed a system from the right rear, left rear, right front, and then left front.
    Yea I know, I didn't mean to imply any order in which to do it. I meant bleed the whole system, front/back/left/right, not just one wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Yea I know, I didn't mean to imply any order in which to do it. I meant bleed the whole system, front/back/left/right, not just one wheel.
    Oh ok.

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    Thanks guys, one of the bleeder valves is starting to strip out whats the best replacement GM parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by '99 SLP#24 View Post
    Thanks guys, one of the bleeder valves is starting to strip out whats the best replacement GM parts?

    Just get a bleeder that matches up. There is nothing special about them. Same thread count and size is all that you need to worry aobut.

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    ok thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    You start at the farthest point and work to the closest. You bleed a system from the right rear, left rear, right front, and then left front.
    dang it. and here i've been doing it wrong, for years. i do the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    dang it. and here i've been doing it wrong, for years. i do the opposite.

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    honestly, it doesn't matter which way you do it, on our cars. i do it front left to right rear. this way you aren't pulling old fluid into the new fluid by starting from the rear first. just my theory. i do know some cars with ABS have a specific way the manufacturer wants it done. i have my brake bleeding sequence book at work. maybe, i'll peruse it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    honestly, it doesn't matter which way you do it, on our cars. i do it front left to right rear. this way you aren't pulling old fluid into the new fluid by starting from the rear first. just my theory. i do know some cars with ABS have a specific way the manufacturer wants it done. i have my brake bleeding sequence book at work. maybe, i'll peruse it tomorrow.
    Just a rule of thumb that we do here at Year One is start farthest and move closest. I have done it several ways, but I have had good luck this way so I want change.

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    yeah, i heard it back over 20 years ago to do it the right rear to left front way. again, it's just a preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yeah, i heard it back over 20 years ago to do it the right rear to left front way. again, it's just a preference.
    I just stay with what I know works.

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