Dani4678

Old dodge caravan been replacing break lines, have no breaks on both left side but do have breaks on both right side

My step son and his father are fixing up an old van that has been sitting for quite some time. They replaced all the break lines. Cannot figure out why only one side of the van has breaks but the other side still isn't working. The entire left side has no breaks at all. The right side works fine. Any ideas? Thanks so much for any help! Love your videos!!

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Dani4678
Dani4678

Sorry meant to post back today, actually what happened was that the son took out the battery and my hubby said that it effected it. (yes we thought it was seriously weird too) once the battery was in (and charged lol) they worked just fine. Thank you very much everyone for the responses. Very much appreciated!!

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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strange, master cylinder effects front or rear use, not left vrs right. Only thing that really can do that is rotten or bent lines. or a weird ABS brake modulator failure

Dani4678
Dani4678

Well I'm from indiana. This is the first snow fall for this year. It hasn't been cold and this van sat down the road for a few years. The guys just bought it for a project. So it hasn't been driven in a very long time. It does start up just fine but his father wants to replace several things including the break lines. So all the lines on it are brand new (days old) it's very odd to only have one whole side not working. I could understand if it was just the front or just the back. But not one whole left side. They have been trouble shooting it all morning. Just looking to give any ideas. Thank u though for answering. Its greatly appreciated.

blackstreet8
blackstreet8

?could the environment be having an effect on the lines? in snowy areas, they tend to drop salt to melt it. this corrodes metals. I see rust on the body of your van. is it possible that the salt is having an effect on these lines?