Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Christopher Quast

Brake issues on 96 Z-71 Need some professional advice

Recommended Posts

My dad and I bled all the brakes starting on the right rear and worked our way forward and I put new brakes on within the last year and barely drive it and the other day I was using it and the pedal goes way down and I don't have [PoorWordUsage] for stopping power at all. I was kinda thinkin the master cylinder is going bad or the booster Does it sound like I'm on the right track here and if not please point me in the right direction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You need to pull the wheels and see if anything is leaking like a rear wheel cylinder. Typically a master will have a slow pedal drop when they fail. A failed wheel cylinder, brake line or brake hose will cause the pedal to drop immediately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it possible the rotors and drums are rusty from sitting and you just need to apply more pressure on the pedal because of the rust?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys Air I will check the obvious first and 4wandering is this a common problem or just something you've personally experienced I know last fall when I had them off I cleaned up the drums and checked everything over good before I took it to Colorado and I had the truck loaded to the max and was pulling a trailer with the 3 wheelers we took along and even coming down the switchbacks I had no problems ever with my brakes and I looked and no obvious leaks and if I pump them fast they will build pressure and then it's gone right away again. Got me stumped!!! confused

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The other night I thought just for kicks I would check my fluid level and I took the cap off the resivoir and what I found just floored me. The diaphram or gasket apparently grew approx 1" and it was laying down inside under the brake fluid and it's no wonder I had bad brake pressure.

But what would cause something like this to happen did it get really hot and expand last year out in the mountains or is this a sign of other problems in the future?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Somebody added power steering fluid instead of brake fluid. If the pedal went to the floor than you have been driving it long enough to possible ruin other components. Brake hoses, calipers, and wheel cylinders. The Power steering fluid will do the same thing to the seals in these components that it did to the seal on the cap. If you catch it right away typically the system can be flushed and a new seal for the cap and everything is good to go. In your case you will likely be looking at complete hydraulic component replacement (everything except the metal lines) and a thorough flushing of the metal lines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was the brake fluid low? These trucks have problems with brake line corrosion along the frame over the gas tank where dirt,salt and moisture collect.

Splake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the seal on the cap for the reservoir is bloated than something other than brake fluid was added to the master reservoir! I see this about 2-3 times a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had this happen to several new vehicles we had delivered some years ago. Since the fluid was only added to the master cylinder and never really worked its way down into the rest of the system to contaminate other parts, we were able to replace only the master cylinder and then pressure bleed the system to get rid of the residual fluid. We never had any further problem with any of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In your case you will likely be looking at complete hydraulic component replacement (everything except the metal lines) and a thorough flushing of the metal lines.

Airjer first off I have never had to flush a complete system before. What are the steps I will need to take in order to acheive this goal properly? And secondly shouldn't I be fine if I just keep an eye on my fluid level and also check my components on a regular basis instead of just getting GUNG HO and replacing everything right off the get go???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • To answer your question, at peak eclipse I measured 3500 LUX outside, which is brighter than thick clouds. To fish, what happened today was a typical cloud moved in front of the sun.
    • I did, but didn't find anything. Not sure I am doing a proper keyword search however. I believe it is called a termination cap. 
    • So, what is your training that makes you more of an expert than the Cardiac Rehab center of the Mayo Clinic?   You got the 6 week certificate in sales from the Chiropractic Institute?   Seriously, do you have a degree in a health field?  Have you even had any serious scientific training in any field?  Last I recall, didn't you work selling gadgets to Chiropractors or something?  I know you are a big fan of the subluxations and spinal adjustments to cure cancer and diabetes and prevent autism as touted by straight chiropractors.   
    • Here's some footage from the last couple weeks in central and northern WI. Gotta work at it to find the big ones, but managed to find some nice ones lately!  
    • Yup. Like a shopping cart.  
    • Well, being you are not engaging your hamstrings on that treadmill, and you're TRAINING on it!!, you can pretty much guarantee your feet sliding out from underneath you, slipping on the ice next time you encounter it.  Thank you treadmill, best piece of equipment in the gym, for an orthopedic surgeon.   Let me guess, you like to walk slow on it, so its good for you.....?  
    • Thanks RD!  Good info. That's an interesting technique with the Chatterbait.  I will try it.  If you don't mind -- what kind of trailer do you like with the Chatterbait for that technique?  There will be 3 of us fishing so it will a little tight.  Probably will only bring 3 rods...  I am thinking a Jig rod, T-rig rod (plan to try a Nekko rig with this as well)  and one moving bait rod (Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, Buzzbait, Frog, Cranks, etc.)  The great thing about Ottertail county (like others in Mn), there are a thousand lakes... we will hit 2 or 3 a day.  If we have good conditions (low pressure/moderate wind) we will probably try Musky on Battle Lake.
    • Mahi are hard to catch in Minnesota.  Specialized equipment is required. 
    • Any recent reports?
  • Our Sponsors