1979 F150 - good brakes soft pedal?

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  1. picnik

    picnik New Member

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    i've got a little problem. i've got a 1979 ford F150 with the inline 6. i put all new lines and new rear wheel cylinder along with a new power booster and master cylinder. my problem is that i've bleed the master cylinder and the lines mulitple times now and the pedal still is soft, there's brakes n they stop good but the pedal is still soft. it there any way to tighten up the pedal so it's not so soft n drop 1/2 down to the floor? any help would be great because i've run out of ideas!!
     
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  2. Case 7230

    Case 7230 Senior Member

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    Have you adjusted the rear brakes up?
     
  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm Full Member

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    sounds like air, if you hold the pedal down hard does it continue to weep down?
     
  4. picnik

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    thanks case ill have to try that an seen!
    leolkfrm no it feels like their mannual brakes they compares down then get rock hard to stop the truck n some times they'll lock up if pressed to hard!
     
  5. Lonesome7.3

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    Are you sure the new power booster is working?
     
  6. picnik

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    i adjusted the rears n they helped alot so i think thats the problem
     
  7. Lonesome7.3

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    Yep, those Sterling drum brakes are known to be problems. The rear end is great but the brakes suck. That is why I am swaping in some rear disk brakes.
     

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