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Tech Talk with Master Power Brakes

Troubleshooting Common Classic Car Brake System Problems

Posted by toby on Apr 16, 2015 4:55:37 PM

If you have ever spent a frustrating weekend trying to figure what’s wrong with your brakes, we feel your pain.  It’s not uncommon for the average weekend garage guy to take on brake system woes, but the trouble starts when you tackle the project without a plan.  For example, you might be quick to assume that your soft pedal is due to an aging master cylinder, but before going there, you need to start with a vacuum test and a hydraulic test (in that order) first.  Being systematic with your diagnostics will save you time and money replacing parts that aren’t the root cause of your problem.

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Topics: brakes, classic cars, diagnostics, How To Series, trouble shooting, Vintage Cars

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