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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 00, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Help! I just completed a bushing replacement (all 4) in my 67 Camaros clutch/brake setup. Everything is back together except one problem has occured. The brake pedal does not fully return to the rubber stopper and brake light switch. I can pull it up manually but just hitting the brakes and letting off is where the problem occurs. (The return spring has but hooked back up) Any help out there? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 00, 12:42 AM
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Sounds as if your pedal return spring may be mounted in the wrong location or check to see if your spring is sprung, if not it could be its to week to return your pedal.
If your breaks work as they should and you can pull your pedal back by hand with no resistance, the problem is looking towared your return spring.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 00, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks...the spring is the same one that was on it before replacing the bushings and the pedal returned fine before. It stayed connected in the same position at one end while bushings were replaced and then I reconnected it to the little tag that goes on the pin which holds the brake rod on. Is this the right location? When reapplying the spring it acted as if there was plenty of spring left in it. Would really like to get it fixed since the brake lights stay on unless I pull it up manually. Do I have to do anything with the master cylinder since the rod was removed for a short period? Any other suggestions? Thanks again
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 00, 09:15 AM
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rod in wrong hole?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 00, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Post is in the "upper" hole of the 2. It has manual brakes
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