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How To Fix a Spongy Brake Pedal Chevy Truck

In truth, this is a video about how to replace and bleed a master cylinder on a C1500, 1990 5.7L to be specific. However, I do have information on how you can solve a spongy brake pedal on one of these trucks by replacing the master cylinder and booster with parts from a later model truck.

Here are those part #’s


Master Cylinder: M390259

Booster: 5471046

Direct Links

Master Cylinder: https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-M390259-Brake-Master-Cylinder/dp/B001PYRLAM

Booster: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/brakebest-brakes-4474/brake-systems-16456/brake-hydraulics-16513/power-brake-booster-11301/power-brake-booster/5471046/4567555

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Line Wrenches: https://store.snapon.com/Open-End-and-Flare-Nut-mm-5pc-6-Point-Open-End-Flare-Nut-Metric-Wrench-Set-10-mm-14-mm--P630777.aspx

Plastic Plugs: https://parts.cat.com/en/catcorp/shop-supplies/caps-and-plugs/9U-7075

Silicone Spray: https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/silicone-lubricant/

Zep Brake Cleaner: http://www.drillspot.com/products/643623/zep_r18935_brake_wash_solution

Zep Brake Cleaner Sprayer: http://www.apmengineparts.com/829801.html

Master Cylinder Bleeding Tool: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/thexton-804-master-cylinder-bleeder-kit#oid=1002_1

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