help troubleshoot brakes 93 chevy 1.2 ton

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by regal557, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. regal557

    regal557 New Member

    Brakes are not mushy. But it takes a lot of effort to stop. There is fluid to the min line in the master cylinder, the line comming out of the powerbooster looks good.

    Do I need a power booster, mastercylinder, or both?
  2. unplugged

    unplugged Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I always replace the booster and master cylinder as a set. I worked a few years in the family parts store and my experience was that if I just sold a master cylinder the customer was back soon for a booster. The fluid leaking from the mc would damage the diaphragm in the booster. If money is tight try the one, but as my mechanic likes to say.......its a hand grenade and the pin has been pulled.:lol:
  3. regal557

    regal557 New Member

    When I do this (replace master c and power booster drum) will I have to bleed the brakes?
  4. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Add some steel braided brake lines.
  5. regal557

    regal557 New Member

    no I am doing this as cheap as possible its a winter beater 2wd w. posi.
  6. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    X2 on replacing the master and booster as a set. You will have to bleed the system as well. Before you purchase the parts check your wheel cylinders. You will probably find them seeping and if so now's the time to change them.

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