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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 10, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes almost lock up

Good evening, guys, I put new brakes(disc) on the front of my Camaro, new brake booster, proportioning valve, new stainless lines through out. Rear are the drums. when I hit the pedal I can almost lock up the rear brakes. What do I check?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 10, 06:45 PM
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Re: brakes almost lock up

The proportioning valve needs to be fine tunned so add a little more to the front. Just a little at a time.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 1st, 10, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Re: brakes almost lock up

when you say add a little more to the front - could you clarify, please.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 1st, 10, 06:21 AM
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Re: brakes almost lock up

Which brake design? GM design or aftermarket with integral proportioning /distribution block? If GM design the round valve under the master is a metering/hold off valve, not a proportioning valve. Did you bench bleed the master? Did you put the brake pedal rod in the correct hole? Is the intermediate rod the correct lenth? Is it a disc/drum master?
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How do you know that they "almost" lock up?


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 10, 07:12 PM
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Re: brakes almost lock up

can you tel me what your previous and current setup is and is this all stock stuff or what kit did you buy thanks
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