Originally Posted by turbo69BIRD
I have a 1969 firebird. I have been driving it for a few weeks and its been running very well.
I noticed a little leak at the drivers front wheel cylider in the drum brakes. it would work fine but after a day or so Id have to add fluid. So I pulled it in the garage and changed the drivers front wheel cylinder. 2 things notable happened during the change (1) I had to heat the old wheel cyl to get the brake hose
off at the W cyl. (2) I used my mighty vac for the first time to bleed the brakes( usually I use 2 people).
So This morning I go to use the car and I get about a block away and the brakes in front are dragging. BAD!
I get home and there just about on fire there so hot. BOTH SIDES!
So I pop the master cyl cover to see if the pressure relieves and nothing! (Fully locked still)
Then I step on the brake with the master cyl cover off (usually its like old faithful shooting fluid in the air) NOTHING just like the cover is still on.
What do you guys think?
When I get home I am gonna try to bleed the line at the cylinder and see what happens.
Hi mate, how’s your firebird now? My Trans am had the same situation, front brakes randomly locked up, I took some pics of it and hopefully I could post it here… I bled the brakes when I got home and they unlocked themselves… why did they lock up randomly and what is a fix so they won’t do it again?