Mechanics

HOW TO FIX GEO MASTER CYLINDER AND POWER BOOSTER BRAKES

2012 All Other Makes All Other Models • 70,000 miles

I recently just finished building a trike but am having troubles with the brakes. They work but take much too long to slow down/stop suddenly. They don't seem to be locking. I tried both the front and rear port of the master cylinder which made no difference. Should I try bleeding the brakes again? If you have any ideas I'd appreciate it.

If you need specs:
Rear end: Model 200 Nissan
Brakes: Geo master cylinder and power booster


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Jdkoskela
December 29, 2011.



Is it disc brakes?


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Fixitmr
Dec 29, 2011.
USING ONLY ONE PORT OF THE MASTER CYLINDER?

BOTH SIDES FULL OF FLUID?

IS THE OTHER PLUGGED OFF?

IF PLUGGED, MAYBE THAT PORT IS BUILDING PRESSURE INSTANTLY--AND NOT ALLOWING THE PISTON TO TRAVEL FURTHER TO MOVE FLUID IN THE OTHER RESERVOIR

JUST THROWING CRAP---I'VE NEVER USED ONLY HALF OF A MASTER CYLINDER

TIE 'EM/ TEE 'EM TOGETHER?

PUMP ONE SIDE DRY AND LEAVE IT UNPLUGGED?

USE A SINGLE RESERVOIR MASTER CYLINDER AS MY 1946 WILLYS JEEP USES?

MAYBE SOMETHING I SUGGESTED WILL HELP OR SPARK AN IDEA

THE MEDIC


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CJ MEDEVAC
Dec 29, 2011.
Tee them together was a thought I also had. Got enough vaccum to booster? Does pedal feel right? Aint no proportioning valve inline some where? Did you actually look at brake parts in wheels?


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Fixitmr
Dec 29, 2011.
Yes they are disc brakes and one side is plugged and the other runs to the rear brakes. No proportioning valve inline.

How do you test vacuum to the booster, I just have vacuum in hose.

Teeing them together sounds like a good idea, do you think it would work without a proportioning valve?
Yes and brakes look good, they just take a long time to slow down and the pedal pushes in further than expected.


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Jdkoskela
Dec 30, 2011.
Remove the hose on the booster check for vacuum. If the front is running on handle bar master. Youll need to install a 1 port master that has the same hook ups and specs. As oe. If you want the booster. It has to have everything that was on the orignal sys.


Cadieman
Dec 30, 2011.
That's what I was assuming original handelbar front brakes?


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Fixitmr
Dec 30, 2011.
Yes the original handlebars front brakes are fine.

If the master cylinder is lower than the calipers, would that make a difference in the movement of fluid and brake performance?


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Jdkoskela
Dec 30, 2011.
Interesting question? I would guess NO.


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Fixitmr
Dec 30, 2011.
Thank you all for your responses I've been trying all the advice you've given me with no luck so far but if I have any more questions I'll post them here. Hope you like the trike I'll add a few more pictures for you.


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Jdkoskela
Dec 31, 2011.
Will teeing together give twice the hydraulic pressure? Is caliper piston size relavent to master cylinder bore diameter? Dos booster feel like it is functioning ok?


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Fixitmr
Dec 31, 2011.
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