I have recently aquired a 1963 T-Bird that runs OK and looks good. BUT, the brake pedal is as hard as rocks to push on (need both feet to stop, at best) to get the the car stoped. Where should I start, and what could be the fix? Or, what publication would be available for troubleshooting, not necessarily a repair manuel (althoughthat may help for part removal and replacement) i want to know what likely is the problem.

Asked by Oct 14, 2015 at 12:56 PM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hard as hell brake pedal resistance, brakes do not seem to drag.

5 Answers

7,900

If you completely drain the brake system you may find contaminated fluid/ I would recommend removing the master cylinder and doing a complete overhaul ... flush the brake system and be sure to check the flexible lines to the front wheels for deterioration. Over the years something had to be changed/repaired so don't overlook any parts that may not be standard

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Tom; Thanks for your advice. I will do the procedure as soon as i can get the time. Could the booster be locked up? And, would what you analysise to be the potential problem create a situation where extreme pressure needs to be applied to the brake pedal to to marginally get the vehicle to slow and stop only over a great distance. I am not deriving it now. greg

435

Repace Vacume booster & replace brake hoses flush & bleed system.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Barneuma: Thanks, that is what I thought, after reading other peoples .problems, I was going to need to do. I was just hoping there was some miracle fix.

7,900

Want tthis???

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,068 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,530
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,480
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
334 Great Deals out of 45,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
110 Great Deals out of 20,530 listings starting at $3,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
64 Great Deals out of 3,094 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
68 listings starting at $11,990
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
148 listings starting at $8,950
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 159 listings starting at $7,995
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 319 listings starting at $6,000