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Old 04-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question Brake pedal return

My brake pedal recently developed a habit of not returning to its original position after being depressed. It causes my brake lights to stay on and sometimes causes my battery to drain if left on after being parked. I replaced the brake light switch to no avail. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Brake pedal return

Is it the brake pedal itself? if you pull up on it, does it return to position... ?
It could be the brake master cylinder is sticking/binding and not allowing it to return all the way


-- Need to know -- year of car/ style of brakes (hydro boost? or were they all vacuum assist back then?)

(it does have power assist brakes, yes?)
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Re: Brake pedal return

Yes it seems to be the pedal. It seems to be in a very slight bind at about mid stroke. I can pull it up, and it returns to the correct position. It's a '66
V8, hydrolic drum brakes, no assist. Replaced the master cylinder about 18 months ago. Daily driver.
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Re: Brake pedal return

I was going to say MC, but if you just replaced it, my only guess is pedal also.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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Re: Brake pedal return

Kinda seems to me, the pivot bushing on the pedal swing arm might be screwed.
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Re: Brake pedal return

check to make sure you adjusted the MC rod that connects to the brake pedal assembly right.
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