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Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hydraulic handbrake problem

I've installed a single cylinder hydraulic handbrake in my 2000 focus zx3 rally car and can't seem to get it to work. The focus has 2 rear brake lines going from the master to the back wheels and I've installed it with the two lines from the master going into a 'T' fitting then into the rear port. The a line from the front 45 deg port goes to a 'T' and continues to each of the rear wheels. I bled the system but the handbrake lever just slides back and forth with no apparent pressure ( just like it did before I installed it). Doesn't appear to have any air in the system. Isn't the handbrake supposed to have some sort of check valve or something that interrupts the fluid travel from the master and then pressures up the system from there back? If I push the footbrake, the handbrake pressures up and pulling it then sends pressure forward and the footbrake then pushes back against my foot. Something's not right. I have no instructions, it's an eBay special (looks to be one of the Godspeed units. Because I've got two brake lines there instead of one, should I have gotten one of the 2 cylinder handbrakes? Or do I have the lines hooked up to the wrong ports? Everything I have found indicates that the line(s) from the master should go to the rear port and the front 45 deg port should go to the rear wheels. Anyone have any input?

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