Hilux rear brakes

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 21:59
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I have a 95 Hi-lux dual cab deisel with really losy brakes, especially on the rear, with the rear wheels jacked off the ground and the engine idleing in first gear i can push on the brake pedal as hard as possible, and all that happens is the engine will slow slightly, if i pull the handbrake on the engine will stall.
So far i have new rear drums, linings and wheel cylinders, new master cylinder, have tryed a 2nd hand proportioning valve and flexible brake line and have tied the proportioning rod up to simulate fully loaded vehicle, still no rear brakes. I noticed that this problem has occurred before in the forum archives but no answer was found, can anyone help
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 22:26

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 22:26
remember that the rear has only 40 % braking and the front is 60% , this to allow the vehicle to stop withought the rear end locking up . Does the vehicle seem to stop ok on the road ??? do you have a spongy pedal ????when you crack the rear brake line for bleading , do you have pressure??? answer these questions , all we will start eliminating items Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: Backyard - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:32

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:32
The vehicle has never stopped well since i owned it, does have some pressure when bleeding with plenty of flow.
Brakes pedal is hard, but if i disconnect booster it goes even harder
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 11:48

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 11:48
have you checked the vacume that comes out of the manifold ???also check the vacume hose for blockiges , or colapsCraigs hut 2003
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:00

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:00
Sounds to me like a pinched/squashed brake line, seeing as the handbrake works and everything else is new...if its not pinched, check that it isn't blocked, maybe a previous owner got a resevior full of mud or dirt, and its now in the line. I think water in the lines would cause corrosion which would certainly block it up. Does it flow easily when you bleed the brakes? Any discolouration of the fluid?

Good luck...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 18:14

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 18:14
Mate has told me that he fitted slotted rotors on his GQ and its made a world of diffrerence, and the price was right.

Apparently there are 3 different materials they are made of to, with the better of them $100ish each.

Thats my one of my next investments as soon as I find someone who can get them at trade cost!
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 19:20

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 19:20
gday mate .
what ill do ill ill price some rotors for you and me but ill also price a bulk buy and we can see what happens.jamieson wild cat
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 20:50

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 20:50
u really do want a kiss dont you?

Ask about another 4 ,theres bound to be someone else!
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 20:51

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 20:51
add me in for that one , would love to see what they would cost for my 80 series . Just finished overhauling calipers today Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 23:03

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 23:03
find out about caliper kits too! early 91 mod with single piston calipers..

would also like to find some twin piston ones off later model
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 19:48

Friday, Sep 19, 2003 at 19:48
Had mates with hiluxs which had problems with sand getting in drums causing them not to work.Cheers, Beddo
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 18:39

Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 18:39
Try this .... completely back off the handbrake adjustment, adjust the rear brakes, then re-adjust the handbrake. Worked for me!
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