Mechanics

BLEEDING REAR BRAKES AND LITTLE PRESSURE

1995 Nissan Altima

Brakes problem
1995 Nissan Altima 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 152000 miles

Hi all. New here to the forums. I have a 1995 Nissan Altima. The brakes
were low sometimes and great sometimes. The rubber gasket on the cap on my
master cylinder was tore all to pieces so I replaced that. The brakes were
great until I turned the car off. So I decided to bleed the front brakes
which seems to have only made it worse. Now I have very little brake. I
checked the booster for airtightness. All is well there. About the only
thing I can think of now is to bleed the rear brakes and if they are okay it
must be the master cylinder itself. Any ideas? Also, how do you bleed the
rear brakes? Please if anyone can help, this is my ONLY transportation to
work. Thank you in advance. I would like to donate however, I am on an extremely low income.
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Jafco13
April 23, 2008.



Couple things.

Bleed the rears and adjust the shoes out so there is very slight drag on them. Clean them and lube properly while in there. If pedal isn't better, remove the lines from the master cylinder and plug them. IT should be rock hard when you press the pedal.