HOW TO FIX GEO MASTER CYLINDER AND POWER BOOSTER BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • Jdkoskela
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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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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 6:48 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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Is it disc brakes?

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 6:51 PM
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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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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
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  • Fixitmr
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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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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 10:09 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jdkoskela
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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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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 2:27 AM
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  • Fixitmr
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That's what I was assuming original handelbar front brakes?

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 5:55 AM
  • Tiny
  • Jdkoskela
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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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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 6:48 PM
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  • Fixitmr
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Interesting question? I would guess NO.

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Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM
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  • Jdkoskela
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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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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 12:33 AM
  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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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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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 1:13 AM

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