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Replaced rear brakes and cylinders and bled brakes. Still

have to pump brakes once...
replaced rear brakes and cylinders and bled brakes. Still have to pump brakes once to get good braking
JA: Have you checked the fluids recently?
Customer: yes all is full and I kept adding as I bred them Could there still be air in there
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 06 dodge dakota
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes.. I had a bad rear wheel cylinder so I replace it and the pads Then I bled the to get air out
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: but still have pump once to get solid brakes
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

So you could still have air in the system, I would recommend a full bleed with the one man bottle and tube method, also the the rear drums could be out of adjustment, I would double check that as well

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Should I not rely on the self adjuster? Should I just manually adjust them myself

oh yes manually adjust them the self adjusters never seems to work well,

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Ok thanks. I had a feeling as I had to back off the adjuster to get the drum back on. It still fit pretty snug. Should have just done it. I want about one rotation of the tire as I spin it hard correct

you just want a slight resistance a few full rotations should be a good adjustment, also make sure drum is fully seated on the axle for proper determination of the adjustment

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Thank you

sure thing!

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Customer reply replied 14 days ago
i have another brake question

sure thing

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