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Old 04-23-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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1993 Gulfstream Diesel- No Brakes??

I purchased a used diesel pusher last fall and parked it for the winter. Just fired it up but the brake pedal goes right to the floor. Any suggestions on what could be the problem? It doesn't have air brakes.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Find the master cylinder and top off the fluid and bleed the brakes. Once you get the brakes bled have someone pump the brake peddle and crawl around under there tracing the lines looking for leaks.

I have a 2 1/2 ton chevy truck that does the same thing if I leave it sit for months at a time. One wheel cylinder leaks a little bit. That would be my guess your problem is. The ones I have replaced on my pickup were pretty cheap and no to bad to install.
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Thanks. I was told that because it was diesel that I should be looking to see if the hydraulic pump??? was working.
So I should be looking for a master cylinder of sorts?
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are they air brakes or air over oil?
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not air brakes; thats all I know so far.
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You still have a master cylinder. That is where you put the brake fluid. Start with the easiest place. That is the fluid level in the master cylinder. If it is full you have other problems. If it is empty you found the problem.
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What model is your 1993 GulfStream? Do you have air pressure gauges on your dashboard? If you do have air brakes they could be air over hydraulic brakes such as mine and may need several minutes to build up air pressure. If it does have sufficient pressure, over 70#, the master cylinder is located in the front opening to the right of the generator.

Mine is on a Spartan EC2242 chassis; you should have a plate with model and serial number somewhere inside which identifies the chassis mfg; mine is located next to the drivers seat.
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