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1984 toyota truck 4x4 the rear brake proportioning ...

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1984 toyota truck 4x4 the rear brake proportioning valve seems to not be working and difficult to find replacement. Can this valve be taken out of the system. Part of the problem is that extra spring and beefier shocks added to the rear end. now it seems as though only the front brakes are effective.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ted G. replied 9 years ago.
You may just need to adjust the valve properly for the lift. If you didn't do that it will be stuck closed all the time and give very little rear brake action. I would keep it in the system since if you remove it your rear brakes will over-apply and skid a lot. Even if you have to modify one from a newer truck it owuld be a good idea to have it in there and working properly.
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