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I have a 87 dodge dakota, 3.9 carb. It has a new booster and master cyl. but still runs like **** when you put it in gear and the brakes are still wierd acting and seems to still be getting air in the lines somewhere even though we have bled them several times.

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Try to replace the propotioning valve and brakelines. It took me 3 weeks to trake a proportioning valve down in a junk yard because its nearly impossible to get one new.

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It's the master cylinder, Theresa. It will need replacing, because the internal seals are not holding against pressure.
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You sure you have the correct booster
Or use the same rod
You should not have to bleed anything,you
didn't open the brake system
Now you need to bleed all 4 corners,never
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Ever consider the engine has to be running for
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and you can not bleed the brakes without
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use a flare wrench and remove the two brake lines
then remove the the two nuts that hold it to the fire wall
then remove.
then remove the master cylinder reservoir because your
going to have to put it on the new one
drain out any brake fluid from it
in stall the reservoir on the new master cylinder
now you'll have to prime the new master cylinder
put the master cylinder in a vise and put brake fluid into it
now place your fingers over the two holes that the brake line go into
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