72 gs brake bleeding question

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by ALBERT T, May 4, 2018.


    ALBERT T Active Member

    I replaced the brake booster and master cylinder on my gs this week due to the brakes feeling spongy and slight dampness at base of master cyl next to the booster i had bench bled the master and had a hard time getting fluid to the rear wheel cylinders i got another new master cylinder and bench bled it also still no fluid to rear.i tried to bleed by pumping brake pedal into a line in a bottle of fluid. No luck had neighbor pump and hold while cracking the bleeder screws no luck. I tried vacuum bleeding no luck.
    I noticed about 1/8 inch tension on the master cylinder when tightening the nuts so I loosened the nuts and let the tension off and it bled fluid to rear normally as it should . All 4 wheels are bled now and feel decent but I haven't tightened master cyl nuts yet . I just found the thread about the button on the proportioning valve I haven't pushed it yet. The pedal drops slightly after you hold it down for 15 to 20 seconds. Maybe I'm losing vacuum at the booster master union because nuts arent tight. I measured old booster and adjusted new one to same length at clevis on pedal. I may need to shorten the clevis a bit and tighten the nuts I feel fairly good about the bleeding of the brakes. I am wondering if I should rebleed with proportioning button pushed?
  2. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    I think you won't harm anything by bleeding the whole system with the button constantly depressed. I just wedge a couple of pieces of wood in there to hold the button (just did one circuit last weekend).
  3. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Be aware that once u push the prop valve "button", it may not release back to normal. There is a write up in the shop manual to resolve this problem. I was forced to purchase an aftermarket prop valve.
  4. IN71GS

    IN71GS Member

    I saw that as well, it said you may need to put excessive force on the brake pedal. When I did release the button on my car, the pedal does feel different than it did when it was pushed so I hope it has gone back to normal. Have not started the car yet this year, so I will see how it feels with the power assist soon......I hope.

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