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    Hey Guys

    I just took my car out of storage and I am having an issue with braking. My brake pedal is super hard to press down and it does not brake well at all. IDEAS??

    Thanks Frankie

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    Problem with the power assist. No vacuum, vacuum leak in the hose, or a failed power booster (master-vac).
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    Seized caliper pistons?

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    1) After sitting for you long you may need to bleed your lines.

    2) Have you checked your brake fluid??

    3) Pull off your rear drums and see if your pistons are moving by one person looking at the pistons and another putting on the brakes. Do the same thing to the front............no drum to remove

    4) After sitting for you long you may need to bleed your lines.

    There are a lot of articles on this topic, have you researched any?
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    Okay thanks guys

    Soon as it stops stormin outside I'll check the above.

    Much appreciated

    Frankie

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