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CHEVROLET EL CAMINO BRAKES PROBLEM

1983 Chevrolet El Camino • 100,000 miles

Swapped out rear drums for discs. Installed new front rubber hoses. After 30min of driving car starts dragging then stiff pedal and smoke comes from drivers side caliper. Need help I had to replace my transmission because of this brake problem. No one seems to know whats wrong please help!
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Elco83
December 30, 2012.



If it is just one wheel locking up, check the brake hose, caliper for seizing or the slide pins for holding on brakes.

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Dec 30, 2012.
Thanks roy. Got another question before I spend anymore money. Give you some history. First I had front rubber hoses replaced& rear drums swapped to disc. It had low brake pressure, car would take a while to stop, but no locking issues. Then I had the prop valve rebuilt. This is when locking problems started. Also when front brakes lock up I have to let them cool off for an hour before pedal loosens up & I can drive again for about 10mins. Front brakes smoke bad too. Was thinking prop valve? Since this is a dealership part, could I use adj prop valve off the internet?I've gotten mix reviews saying they dont work only use oem parts. Dont know where you can get oem prop valve. Again thanks.

Tiny
Elco83
Jan 22, 2013.

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