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Old 07-27-2004, 01:13 PM
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Default Brakes Locked up, help me please.

Okay, after I get my car back from eric ( for all of you who know the story) The master cylinder was bad, It wouldn't hold pressure.

I bought a refurbished M/C from autozone yesterday, installed, and bled the brakes. they worked fine ALL yesterday, I drove all over town and they worked fine.

When I got in my car today, the car started fine, brakes worked fine. and i started driving, and slowly the brakes started grabbing harder and harder by themselves. Now the pedal feel rock solid when the car is off.

Bad master cylinder?
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (JUN EK9)

When you put the M/C on, did you push the piston on the brake booster at all?
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (poison)

..nope.

I just went downstairs, and loosened the front hard line on the MC, brake fluid shot out, and i heard the front calipers loosen up.

So it was my MC, but whats wrong with it?
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (JUN EK9)

does the brake booster piston retract when you push on it?

seems odd.
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Old 07-27-2004, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (poison)

did you bench bleed the master cylinder before installing it ?

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Old 07-31-2004, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (IVI)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IVI &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did you bench bleed the master cylinder before installing it ?

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..no i prefer to have 100% air in my master cylinder.


well anyways, in hopes that my master cylinder was still good, i pulled it off, cleaned it up, and put new brake fluid in. i didnt bleed the lines yet, and the car braked just fine for having air in the lines, i was bleed the lines today when my brakes locked up on me AGAIN. pedal was rock solid.
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Old 07-31-2004, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (JUN EK9)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by JUN EK9 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

..no i prefer to have 100% air in my master cylinder.
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okay. im glad your brakes are fucked up. and i hope they stay that way. sarcastic people like you. look at what the thread is, "brakes locked up, <U></U>help me please."


now i cant seem to understand why i even attempted to try and suggest something to you.

loser.


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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (IVI)

my friend had a simailar problem with his ford a while back and it turned out that his calipers went and locked up
Just a suggestion

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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (IVI)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IVI &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

okay. im glad your brakes are fucked up. and i hope they stay that way. sarcastic people like you. look at what the thread is, "brakes locked up, <U></U>help me please."


now i cant seem to understand why i even attempted to try and suggest something to you.

loser.


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i agree that was highly rude he was trying to help you
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (vtec69)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by vtec69 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my friend had a simailar problem with his ford a while back and it turned out that his calipers went and locked up
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That or your lines.

Try to be nicer to people that are helping you.
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (turbogixxer)

I just last week fixed this same problem on my car after having upgraded my brakes to gsr ones. At first I replaced both rear calipers since they where the ones locking up and that didnt help. It turned that the problem was that I was using an ABS brake booster and a non-abs brake booster. On ABS boosters the rod is longer than on non-abs. Make sure that the booster and mc combo you are using are either both abs or non-abs. I pretty sure that could be your problem.
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Old 07-31-2004, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Brakes Locked up, help me please. (93civicsedan)

SORRY SORRY, bad day. Don't get butthurt over sarcasm. its the interweb people.

When I said in my first post "bled the brakes" that included the master cylinder too, sorry i wasnt more clear.


anyways. its not the calipers because they loosen back up when i undo the banjo bolt. I think I might just replace the master cylinder, again. because that seems to be the trouble.

Does anyone know if a bad MC/BB combo could cause this?
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:10 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by JUN EK9 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anyone know if a bad MC/BB combo could cause this?</TD></TR></TABLE>

calipers and lines usually hold pressure, not MC. Check your lines too.

But it is a autozone product, so anything is possible.
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And why did you ge ta autozone m/c. Why autozone?
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Make sure the check valve in the line is going the right way...
I had the same iss once I got all my **** together
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