1980 corvette replace brake master cylinder but still no brake

by danilo cruz
(stockton, ca)

1980 corvette replace brake master cylinder but still no brake

Comments for 1980 corvette replace brake master cylinder but still no brake

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 29, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
76 vette brake booster
by: Anonymous

If you have a lot of 'travel' in the brake pedal you might need to replace the vacuum brake boost that sits between the master cylinder and the firewall. I just did mine. It was a pain. Found a master/boost combo kit OE at Autozone for 116. I read a lot of posts that said to remove dash, steering column etc. I didn't want to create more work. I ended up removing 4 bolts to the driver seat for room to lay down on back and look up. I used a 3/8 drive for the 4 bolts holding the booster to firewall behind the dash located above the steering column. First remove the brake lines to the master though and then remove the master from the booster to keep the weight light on existing equipment while you're unbolting the old vacuum booster.

When I put the new master and booster on the brake lines didn't exactly line up so I had to bend them a litte to go in without resistance. Next fill with brake fluid and begin bleeding. Keep adding fluid as you go so you don't run out. It took me amost all day to do it but I saved $300. The only thing I removed was the front driver seat...which allowed me to vacuum under that and spraypaint the feet black again lol. I kept dash and everything else in tact.

Dec 16, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Common brake problem
by: Don

Your brakes need bleeding to get air out

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to C3 Corvette Ask!.
























Chris Trautman @ Corvette Assembly Plant 2019

About Us: Corvette Web Central | Owner Bio: Chris Trautman

Established in 2008 by Chris Trautman, Corvette Web Central quickly grew into one of the top leading Corvette enthusiast websites globally. 

"This website is a passion of mine just as much as being a Corvette owner," says Chris.  He was frustrated trying to find information on the internet about Corvettes which was was not biased or influenced somehow. 

He has owned three Corvettes over the last twenty years and does not plan to stop owning one anytime soon.

Note: Some links on this page are part of our affiliate program and provide a small portion of proceeds to fund the administrative costs and to fund more product reviews.  We are not paid to perform the reviews or are we given any products for free.  

You might like these