I want to get to drivin'!!
I am currently hitting a wall right now with my car (figuratively speaking). I've been working on my brakes for several days now and can't quite get it right. I need some help! (I have a 69 camaro with drums all away around)
I replaced all wheel cylinders a few days ago. I went to bleed my brakes, and the fronts bled just fine. However, the backs did not. I couldn't get ANY fluid out. I started by testing the lines that come out of the master cylinder to be sure fluid shot out. It does.
Then i took one line at a time off of the distribution block, that is mounted below the master cylinder, to be sure fluid shot out of each line. It did.
then i followed the lines to the back brakes to see if there was a kink in a line, and there wasn't. I then took the lines off the distribution block and loosned the lines from the back brakes to shoot air through them with a compressor, and air did go through. So, that told me the lines are not blocked.
Last night i purchased a new master cylinder, to help narrow the problem. I bench bled the master, and while having the distribution block off I shot air through it to be sure it wasnt clogged. I put everything back together and the brakes are still very spongy.
Should i be pumping the brakes with one back brake line open to see if fluid will shoot out? Should i keep it closed until the brake pedal is tight? I am kinda stuck. I don't really want to buy a new distribution block (because it is 79.99 at ricks), unless that is the problem. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT! Sorry for all the writing, but hopefully this will narrow the problem down.
Thanks again for your help.
Oh, one last thing, after pumping the brakes last night about 70 times, the front reservoir looked dirty and the back looked as clean as when i put the new fluid in after mounting the master. I dont know what that meant.