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71_georgia_beetle



Joined: 28 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:09 pm    Post subject: Hot Foot Reply with quote

I knew I had a brake or two dragging from the inability to coast at times and the rock hard peddle but today I was towing it back from getting my Dodge repaired and when I got home I noticed a problem. The car was out of gear, e brake off and when I got home all four wheels and hub caps were to hot to touch. What would cause all four to lock up. I plan to do the brake job tomorrow. Just need ideas of what to look for. Exclamation
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott, it sounds like you have a bad master cylinder or all your flexible brake lines need to be replaced. I guess possibly the rod that pushes into the master cylinder could be adjusted too far out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like over adjustment of the master cylinder actuator rod.. Thats the only thing that will lock all 4 equally..
You must have free play in that rod, I prefer 8mm before the rod contacts the piston inside the master..

if they got really hot you might have warped the drums..
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