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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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Wheel cylinder at the back opens but doesn't close

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wheel cylinder at the back opens but doesn't close
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Will it close easily if you open the bleeder at the wheel cylinder or do you have to force it?

What have you tried so far as repairs for this issue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have to force it so the brake shoe will close and the tire will spin.
but for it to close, we have to press the brake shoe to go back and open the bleeding screw.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I dont have a schematic for the brake lines and hoses and been awhile since I have worked on one. Is it a steel line or rubber brake hose going to the the wheel cylinder?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we blew out the lines and were able to get them cleared! Hooray!
Now, we need to find replacement parts..the rubber seal between the brake oil canister and the lines.
We also need the plastic clips that anchor the metal strip along the side bottom of the door. need 24 of them.
Been working on this car for the past 25 years and she's (Her Gem) just about ready!
I am estatic!
So, I don't know how this will work with you and our communication for the future.
We just figured out that we would try to see if the lines were clear, which they weren't, but now they are!
Assumption is that , when put back together, the oil will traverse to the wheels and back!
Mahaloi and Aloha! Debbie
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Glad you got it.

Most of my sources are closed for the weekend, but Monday I can check my sources for those parts

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