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Brakes sticking?

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Brakes sticking?

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Re: Brakes sticking?

Postby Aussiedave » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:09 pm

I am having the same problem with my Bug-eye and its 7'' drum brakes. When the brakes are jammed on I have I tried jacking the car up one side at a time and found all the wheels binding. Have adjusted the pedal off so I can drive it only to find it gradually get tighter and tighter.
Is all this pointing to sticky rubbers in the master cylinder? Or is there more tests I should do prior to ordering a new master cylinder?
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Re: Brakes sticking?

Postby Charlie Tolman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:23 am

I had problems with my '63 Sprite, where the brakes were dragging.
The problem was that the brake pedal was not fully returning, thereby causing some residual pressure in the brake lines, enough to have the brakes drag.
The brake pedal pivot shaft and bushing (and the clutch pedal, too) needed some lubrication; located in the footwell.
This might be part of your problem, and is easy to check.

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