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Unread 03-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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well my car started great Saturday after i replaced the battery and started Sunday.

went out to my car today and nothing. car would not start. looks like im not getting a spark.

so i had it towed back to the shop to look at that problem. i also told them to figure out the exhaust leak and to look at the rear drums and fix the leak. so i will have a good working car when im done.
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Lol, if the rear drums are leaking it's probably a 15 minute fix, pull the drum, drop $10 on a wheel cylinder and call it good. Unless its the line thats leaking.
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That's if it's leaking brake fluid. It could be gear oil

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Lol, if the rear drums are leaking it's probably a 15 minute fix, pull the drum, drop $10 on a wheel cylinder and call it good. Unless its the line thats leaking.
actually when i was looking back there it looked like it was the drum that was leaking and it looked like the line to the drum had also been crushed so i will let them look at it.
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That's if it's leaking brake fluid. It could be gear oil
true never thought of that
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Well the reason my car wouldn't start is that there is something hooked to the Tac and that went bad so the car wouldn't start. All they do is bypass it and that will fix the problem. I cant remember what they said it was that is causing the problem but ill post that when i find out.
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got my car back again. rear brakes redone. still seams like im not stopping as quick as i should be but im happy rite now.

sounds like the starting issue was a capacitor or something like that. but like i said they just bypass it and the car started up.

also had my exhaust leak fixed. i still have a small one at the headers but i can live with it for now. it is about 80% better.

took a while to get my car back. they ordered the wrong brake parts. i should have asked if mine were standard or metric. then they ordered the rite parts. they got the rite packaging but the wrong parts again.

they also looked at my choke again. the butterfly was all the way closed when i would go start it in the morning and i would have to prop it open to start the car. may have my uncle look at it again now that the shop fixed the linkage.
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Most times shops will let your brakes adjust up on their own. If you want to speed up the process.... Does you E Brake Work? Pull up on it slow. Listen.... do you hear clicks from the rear? That would be your star adjusters automatically adjusting the tension on your shoes. Try it a couple more times. Then check your pedal. You can also set them up by going in reverse. (this is only if you have them adjusted close. Ive see people forget to set up brakes and have no brakes when they first test them) Anyhow... put it in reverse and go back wards a few feet... push the brakes down... roll a little more backwards.. push brake pedal again. This should get ya close. At this point your pedal should feel tighter and brakeing should be improved. Let those shoes run in afor a couple of weeks they will start feeling better. Good Luck

You could always take it back to where they were done and tell them the pedal isnt as tight as it use to be and that the star adjusters need to be well.... adjusted. But try what i suggested above first. Im sure it will help.
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the brakes feel the same as they did before. i cant lock up my brakes on my car. ill give that a try.
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I can't lock up my steers on my Blazer. I can barely lock the rears, i have to literally stand on the brake. On the Silverado i can't keep traction in the backend with a plow on it anyhow, so i don't even bank on having the rear there for anything. Even four wheel drive. 2k pound plow on the front = gotta have some mad weight in the back.
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