I need some help getting my pedal hard again.
I ve been putting some miles on the 230ge just getting to know it better. The right side caliper was sticking a little bit and I was getting a slight pull to the left. Brakes were fine however. Replaced the caliper with a good used unit and then I could not get the wheels to lock up anymore. Tried everything I knew and sought advice from mechanic friends and from board members here and I am still stuck.
This is the time line.
Truck pulls to the left when braking. Obvious failure with the Front right brake caliper seized.
Replaced with used unit.
Soft pedal symptoms. Bleed everything correctly still can’t get rid of soft pedal.
With all the fluid that I pushed through it I’m thinking master cylinder has given up. New master cylinder installed and bled multiple times (at master and front and rear and front again).
Ok need to adjust the rears. To be 100% - new cylinders installed. Adjusted, bled great.
New caliper now installed on the right front. Bled nice but I still can’t stop the truck. Full pedal travel power no wheel lock.
Axle has no play, recently overhauled.
Rear valve wide open, manually set in open position.
Hand brake catches on click 1.
New brake hoses up front. Partial new co ni lines (which I have been getting scolded for by one of my friends, apparently a no no). Pads are not jammed. Master disengages so no issues there, rod is fine.
Ideas? Not sure what to do next. Thought I would involve the board. Maybe someone has been there done that. At this point I would have to check the flow in each circuit individually. I did notice that much more fluid came out of the rears when I was bleeding them compared to the fronts. Should be the other way around or same.
Thx in advance.