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Old June 13th, 2020, 07:49 PM
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Hello again, 1965 GMC Panel 305E

The truck unfortunately sat for a while (my fault.) When to start it today and when I stepped on the brake, the petal sank to the floor with zero pressure. Pumped it 20x, still nothing. Checked master cylinder, empty. Checked for leaks around wheeles, did not see any. Filled the master cylinder with new brake fluid. Pumped the petal 10-15x. I got some resistance but not quite normal. Waited few minutes, the petal sank to the floor again with no resistance.

If I repeat the process I get some resistance but it goes away after few seconds. When I pump it and the resistance builds, if I hold the petal , it keeps the resistance. It's only when I release the petal that the resistance goes away.

I checked for leaks again around the wheeles and did not see any. I checked the master cylinder again and it was full, no fluid loss.

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Old June 13th, 2020, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Brake Issue

You have air in the system, it will have to be bled to remove air. Get a friend to pump the brakes up and start with the wheel furthest from Master, rt rear. Do them in order at least twice.
Since you checked wheel cylinders for leakage, check master to see if it's not leaking, I've had extremely slow weeping on them before.
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Old June 14th, 2020, 04:14 PM
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Thanks, is there any web inks you can point me to? Possibly a video? Thank you
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In google, type in: how to bleed brakes

You may also have a worn out master cylinder.

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Old June 16th, 2020, 10:24 PM
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If I wanted to get another master cylinder, is there a part number? Is it still made?
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Which style do you have?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+cylinder,1836
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Old June 17th, 2020, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Brake Issue

My local NAPA store listed the master (dual with clutch and brake) as well as rebuild kits.
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He should have the mechanical clutch and use a single reservoir master.
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Old June 20th, 2020, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Brake Issue

Would something like this work to bleed the brakes:


ARES 70923-1-Liter Vacuum Brake Fluid Bleeder - Hanging Hook and Locking Trigger Allows for Hands Free Operation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CP1YLDF..._89L7EbSKG5HGP
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You really don't need a gadget to bleed the brakes. Just open the valve and have a buddy mash the pedal repeatedly. It only takes a few times until there's no air coming out, then you're good to go. Catch the fluid in a can as it squirts out and re-add it to the system so you don't waste any. Or let it blow out on the ground if you have a lot and don't want grass there for the rest of the season
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