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1956 Buick Brakes Service

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BRAKE SQUEAK CORRECTION Brake squeak complaints have been reported on 1956 cars, even though the drums and brake lining have been inspected and found to be in fair condition. Several corrections were tried, such as breaking all corners and roughing the lining surface, but they were to no avail, as the squeak re-occurred within a [...]

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1956 Buick Brakes Maintenance

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SECTION 9-A 1956 BUICK STANDARD BRAKES 9-1 GENERAL INFORMATION Suspended Pedals Both hydraulic and power brake pedals are suspended from a bracket located on the dash panel under the instrument panel. This type pedal suspension permits relocation of the master and power brake cylinders. Relocation of these units results in better sealing of the body, [...]

2014 2014/11

1958 Buick Brakes Maintenance

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SECTION 9-A STANDARD BRAKES  9-1 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1958 Buick Brakes Specifications   9-2 GENERAL INFORMATION Except for the changes described below for this section, the 1958 brakes remain the same as in 1957. Brake Linings All series will have a brake lining area of 183.5 sq. inches, which is an increase of 7.7 [...]

2014 2014/11

1955 Buick Brakes

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1955 BUICK BRAKES CAMPAIGN FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT OF SPECIAL SERVICE LETTER - DEALER NO. 151 (REVISED) JANUARY 4, 1955 A very important improvement in the hydraulic section of the 1955 power brake unit has recently gone into production. This improvement will prevent the possibility of air entering the hydraulic lines, will facilitate bleeding, and [...]

2014 2014/11

1950 Buick Brake Replacement and Repair

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SECTION 8-D 1950 BUICK BRAKE REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES 8-16 REPLACE OR RELINE BRAKE SHOES The most satisfactory method of replacing brake lining is to install new shoe and lining assemblies. This insures brake shoes that are not distorted through use, and linings properly riveted to shoes and ground to correct radius by accurate factory [...]

2014 2014/11

1950 Buick Brake Service

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SECTION 8-C 1950 BUICK BRAKE SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURES 8-8 FILLING 1950 BUICK BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER The fluid level must be maintained at 1/2" to 1" below top of master cylinder filler opening at all times. Low fluid level in master cylinder reservoir may permit air to be pumped into the brake pipes and wheel [...]

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1950 Buick Brake Trouble Diagnosis

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SECTION 8-B 1950 BUICK BRAKE TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS 8-5 TESTING BRAKES 1950 Buick brakes must be tested on dry, clean, reasonably smooth and level roadway. A true test of brake performance cannot be made if roadway is wet or greasy, or is covered with loose dirt so that all tires do not grip road equally. A [...]

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1950 Buick Brake Specifications

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SECTION 8-A 1950 BUICK BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS, DESCRIPTION, OPERATION, SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS 8-1 1950 BUICK BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS 1950 Buick Brake Tightening Specifications Use a reliable torque wrench to tighten the parts listed, to insure proper tightness without straining or distorting parts. These specifications are for clean and lightly lubricated threads only; dry or dirty threads produce increased [...]

2014 2014/10

1953 Buick Brake Maintenance

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BRAKE CHANGES Series 40 The 1953 Series 40 will have the same brake specifications and dimensions as the 1952 Series 40. However, all series are now equipped with the new orange-colored brake shoe lining. This lining was started in production on all late 1952 production. Tests have proven this lining to be the best available. [...]

2014 2014/10

1951 Buick Brake Maintenance

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BRAKE DRUM SEALING TAPE Further investigation and testing by the Engineering Department has revealed a material, for sealing between the brake drum and backing plate, that is considerably more durable than the felt material formerly recommended. The new material is Tadpole Gasketing Tape, Style No. 123, Size #1, consisting of a center core of soft [...]

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