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Re: TD Front Brakes

To: Lew Palmer <>
Subject: Re: TD Front Brakes
From: Charles Hill <>
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 19:55:14 -0500

There is no hose between the master cylinder and the brake light switch, 
so I wouldn't think it is the hoses.  I would suspect something in the 
master cylinder.  Bill says he used silicone fluid.  What kind of seals 
are in the MC?  I've heard that silicone brake fluid can cause the old 
style natural rubber seals to swell.  I don't know about TDs, but there 
have been several reports lately of  replacement TC MC pistons being 
slightly too long.  In either case, the relief port can't completely 
open to allow the brakes to fully release. 

Charles Hill

Lew Palmer wrote:

>I agree with Brian. Either the hoses are blocking the release of pressure or
>the master cylinder is not allowing fluid to flow back in. This would
>account for both the stuck brakes and the brake light not going off.
>Try releasing pressure at the bleed nipples and see if that doesn't relieve
>the problem. If it does, almost certainly it is one of the two problems
>Lew Palmer

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