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Re: [oletrucks] brake problem

To: Ole Trucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] brake problem
From: Max Power <monadnoc@crystal-mtn.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 01:33:56 -0500
> Recently, I've been noticing a somewhat disturbing behavior of my brake
> pedal.  When I'm holding down the brake, at a stop light or whatnot, the
> pedal slowly lowers to the floor under my foot.  This is not good.  Also
> not good is that over the past few days, it's been doing that more often,
> and also while braking during normal driving.

If you're losing fluid in the master cylinder, even slowly, it must be going
somewhere.  I had the same slow pedal to the floor and found a tiny pinhole leak
right in the middle of the brake line running to the rear.  It would take a
while to drain the master cylinder, but the time to find that out is not while
mixing it up in freeway traffic or (worse) driving down Grapevine Hill.

Wally (who has had a few more hairs turn gray due to "exciting brakes")

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