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No brake pressure

05-26-2009, 05:23 PM
'99 ZX2 - the brake pedal goes to the floor with no pressure or resistance. the brakes still work but you gotta really stand on the pedal, like air brakes feel or when you blow a brake line. all the lines are fine with no leaks. i think the rear shoes are way outta adjustment b/c when you press the pedal you can hear them take a second then smack the drum. from what i've been told this is where the pedal pressure comes from. the problem is that this is a POS ford and has no external adjuster and i cant get the drums off the hub b/c they are pretty much fused on by rust. (there is supposed to be a threaded hole on the drum to put a bolt through to push off the drum but thats a no-go) i've also pondered whether it could be the power brake booster???? if anyone has any ideas suggestions or miracle cures i'd really appreciate it. thanks guys...

05-27-2009, 08:14 AM
Spray the holes with PB Blaster and use a metric bolts to remove I think 8mm.
This will pull very stubborn drums.

05-29-2009, 07:28 AM
Please avoid duplicate posts on the same subject. It's annoying and contravenes the AF user guidelines to which you agreed when you signed up here.

Since your other thread ( has good advice this thread is closed.

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