1995 Nissan Truck Brake Issue

Tiny
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  • 1995 NISSAN TRUCK
  • 117,000 MILES
95 XE 4wd pickup brake issue.
I bought this truck and was checking the brakes and found the rear shoes needed replaced because the right side parking brake lever was froze. I loosened the lever and replaced the shoes. After adjusting them I found they still weren't working properly. I put the rear up on jack stands and found the rear brakes were barely grabbing. I took the drums off and slowly pushed the pedal and found the wheel cylinders were only moving a little bit. I opened the bleeders depressed the pedal and fluid pushed out. Is this a wheel cylinder, a proportioning valve or master cylinder issue?
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 8:14 AM

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Tiny
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They really don't move very much. Are they properly adjusted?
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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Yes they were properly adjusted. I went as far as adjusting them too tight and still didn't have much rear brake. Any ideas?
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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When you bled the brakes, did a lot of fluid come out? As far as the proportioning valve or wheel cylinders, I don't think that is the issue. I'm leaning more toward the MC.
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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There wasn't a large amount but I had the bleeder just cracked. It did have a solid stream of fluid but it didn't seem like it was as strong as it should be when bleeding rear brakes!
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like a bad MC to me. Like anything else, I can't guarantee it, but that sounds like the issue here.
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Saturday, November 16th, 2013 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help, I'll try a new MC!
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Saturday, November 16th, 2013 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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I'm glad to help. I have to be honest, I hate making recommendations without being there because it could cost you money that isn't needed to be spent. However, in this case I feel that is where the problem is coming from. I pray I'm right and haven't put you through more unneeded work.

Let me know how it works out for you.

Joe
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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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I understand your concern but if it isn't the problem at least it will eliminate one item. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks again for your advise and help.
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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
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Glad to help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Joe
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Sunday, November 17th, 2013 AT 5:48 PM

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