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2/16/13 6:01pm - Original Message: 'Brake Issues. Please help'
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My 1974 Vette sold last August 2014. I am still willing to show up to events and local gatherings if anything happening No new vette yet.

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Last July i Moved my car to my in-laws garage while my house was being worked on. The car drove perfectly. Great ride.  This past january 2013 in the later end of the month I went to move the car back to my house and found my brake pedal went to the floor. My brake reservoir when opened with car off was full of brake fluid. No puddles under the car or drips. I drove the car back carefully but the car stopped barely. I had to lean on pedal and it managed to stop the car. I left a decent gap in between me and the other cars and didn't drive fast at all.

How do I repair this problem on my car?  Any suggested shops in North Jersey as I am in Hackettstown.

thanks all help would be greatly appreciated.

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2/16/13 8:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Brake Issues. Please help'
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Had you done ANY work on the brakes prior to storing the car?  Take a look on the inside wall of each tire, see if there is any wet or dark stains on them.  When calipers leak they usually leak onto the inside of the wheel and tire, there may not be any drips or puddles on the floor.  If you find any wet stains on the inside of any tire, you have probably found your problem.  If none are found see if you can bleed the brakes and get your brakes back, but you will have to keep looking because there is still a problem somewhere to cause then to fail in the first place. 

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2/16/13 10:15pm - Reply: 'Re: Brake Issues. Please help'
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You might be experiencing what happened to a '78 I owned. When a caliper seal has a problem, it doesn't always leak fluid...sometimes it sucks in air and the pedal acts like what yours is doing. Rebuild your calipers, bleed the system and your problem may well go away.

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2/17/13 7:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Brake Issues. Please help'
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Could very well be a bad master cylinder, as said before in the post check inside edge of wheels if no fluid is there then it may be the master cylinder.


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