1959 Ford Thunderbird BRAKE LOCKUP

Tiny
WIREDODGER60
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  • 1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 66,000 MILES
HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES LOCKING UP AFTER SHORT USE AND NOT RELEASING PRESSURE TO ALLOW WHEEL MOVEMENT.

AFTER LOOSENING BANJO BOLT ON THE MASTER CYL AND ALOWING A SMALL AMOUNT OF FLUID TO LEAK OUT TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE THEY AGAIN WORK FOR A SHORT TIME AND THE CYCLE STARTS OVER AGAIN WITH WHEEL LOCKUP.

A NEW MASTER REPAIR KIT WAS INSTALLED EARLIER, MAY HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. BUT DON'T KNOW.

ANY IDEAS?

THANKS
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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 2:12 PM

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Tiny
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Are all the brakes locking or just fronts or rears? Make sure only DOT 3 brake fluid was used, and if anyone adjusted the pushrod that actuates the master cylinder, back off of it's adjustable. Let me know which wheel(s) are involed.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 2:22 PM

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