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PostSubject: Newly Installed Wheel Cylinders   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:51 pm

I noticed this morning that the new front wheel cylinders (from A. Bernbaum) that I installed into my DeSoto are leaking. Driver side is a little worse as I noticed fluid drops inside the newly resurfaced brake drum. Question: Has anyone had this happen and is it possible that the rubber seals on the end of the pistons nead a little time to seat/swell?

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PostSubject: Re: Newly Installed Wheel Cylinders   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:51 am

Wheel cylinders should never leak. I would say you got two bum wheel cylinders.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Installed Wheel Cylinders   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:53 am

Pull the wheels and make sure the brake line is not leaking at the cylinder. That connection must be very clean when assembled and very tight.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Installed Wheel Cylinders   Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:59 am

Ron is Right Wheel cylinders should never leak even when new. I would be calling Him and see what he will do about them. It is too bad when you put your tie and money in a problem and It does not solve It NY. Sorry Smile

Ron glad to hear from you. Are you dong anything to your Plymouth. How are you doing these days?

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PostSubject: Re: Newly Installed Wheel Cylinders   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:36 am

You know...that's just what I thought...because in the past, I just installed/bled them and I was good to go. Never even gave it another thought. I just finished looking inside all four rubber boots. There's nothing obviously leaking...that I can see. Nothing coming from the backside of the rubber hose connections either. And the little brake line between the two cylinders...nothing. I wiped the drops off the bottom of each backing plate yesterday and they're still dry. I haven't hit the brake pedal yet though because I have the drums off installing new bearing inner races. The real test will come when I drive it/store it/drive it I guess. That may be a while yet though for obvious reasons. I'm hoping it was just spillage from when I bled them out. That doesn't seem quite right either though. Right now this feels like one of those problems that will have me scratch

You know...It all doesn't make a hill of beans anyway. :cherry:

Thanks for your input Ron...Idaho. I do appreciate it very much.

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PostSubject: New Master Cylinder???   Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:11 pm

Got the DeSoto out yesterday and checked the brakes. I still don't have a good pedal. It's spongy and goes 3/4 way to the floor before car stops. Good news though...no pulling and no wheels locking up like before so I think the new wheel cylinders are ok. I feel that I have properly bled the brakes...actually have bled both fronts twice. Here's my question: How can I know for sure that my master cylinder needs replacing? A friend looked at it a while back and told me that "he thought" I needed a new one. It was making a gurgling sound when I put my foot to the pedal and the pedal seemed spongy then too. (but car was not running-at the time-for the power assist to help)

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