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Old 11-03-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Braking Issue?

When hard braking on my '84 Chieftain it seems that it takes a lot of leg pressure to get it to stop. I realize that the brake master cylinder connects the power steering pump as well as the brakes and that this unit doesn't have power assist brakes. I plan to flush the brake lines and replace the fluid with new.
I haven't had any close calls being that I'm a defensive driver, leaving pleanty of room between me that car in front. Just wondering if I should be concern.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Have your master cylinder checked...it could be that it has an air leak. I had that problem with my gasser and it was a bad MC.
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When hard braking on my '84 Chieftain it seems that it takes a lot of leg pressure to get it to stop. I realize that the brake master cylinder connects the power steering pump as well as the brakes and that this unit doesn't have power assist brakes. I plan to flush the brake lines and replace the fluid with new.
I haven't had any close calls being that I'm a defensive driver, leaving pleanty of room between me that car in front. Just wondering if I should be concern.
I can relate, my 85 Chieftain is the same way.
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