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Old 11-20-2011, 07:14 PM
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Question she's back together and running,,,but!!

after this drawn out head gasket change,now i have a brake issue,my brake pedal is like pushing on the floor.i pulled the abs fuse and thought that might reset something.the abs light went off and that's it.i pulled the other fuse for the brakes and that light went off but no fix.... any idea what's going on ??? she's been parked for a couple of weeks!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:43 PM
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Explain a little more on whats happening for example is the peddle extremely soft or it's just not braking. I need a little more clear info to diagnose your problem.
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If the pedal is soft, it's usually a mechanical or hydraulic issue, not a program or fuse issue.

What you may have is old fluid, weak lines or a leak. Time to drain, flush, refill and inspect your brake system.
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the pedal is hard/tight/it was'nt like that before the gasket change.it breaks a little but not enough to go anywhere safely !
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definitely sounds like a weak line, and something mechanical. I know on one of my old trucks I hit the brakes went straight to the floor, come to find out that particular push was all an old line needed to go...luckily I was in the driveway. Maddog knows what he's saying and I'm a newbie, but if you're feeling adventurous crawl underneath and inspect those line, especially if you're going to drive...Which I would not recommend
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ok if it tight and hard to brake you might wanna check you vacuum line to the Brake Booster. Double check for leaks and proper location on the engine. Also check Brake booster Check valve.
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i found that i'm missing a line,1 of 2 i think (rubber hose) out of the booster,i'm thinking that's the problem but i can't locate the hose that came off of it !!
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yep that's it. Please Check your Side Left Throttle body ports on the Intake manifold for any missing hose also the hose is usually located behind the Idle control valve on your throttle body .
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i've got that one(behind the IACV) ,but there's another male tube connection on the same piece that the large hose is on(on the brake booster) that runs to the throttle body..it looks to be a smaller hose(about the same size as the one that connects to the throttle body above the TPS) but it's not sucking air or can i restrict air by covering it ?
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Give me a chance and tomorrow ill hit you up with some pics of the hoses on mine to show you where they all go. It's easier then describing it lol
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