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Post by skybo on Wed May 28, 2014 2:37 pm

I want to mot my van after being sorn this winter. ive done everything for mot but have become stuck on two subjects *

ive removed rear brake drum to inspect suspect damp patch on rear of hub. cleaned cylinder to check for leaks, then pressed foot peddle to source it. bad move, now I cant get drum back on. I will replace cylinder as soon as it arrives. I will follow the bleeding process as on forum.

secondly I have bought a used steering rack. the one that's on there at the moment will knock down the bottom when rocking steering wheel. from full RHlock to LHlock it makes a massive klunk then the van tends to veer(steer) to on side of road.

any help or walk through of these procedures would be great

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed May 28, 2014 3:32 pm

Have you reset the auto adjuster on the brake?
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Post by skybo on Wed May 28, 2014 4:18 pm

thank for reply thought I was on my own..
I looked for one but couldn't find it, wat does it look like please

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed May 28, 2014 5:15 pm

skybo wrote:

ive removed rear brake drum to inspect suspect damp patch on rear of hub. cleaned cylinder to check for leaks, then pressed foot peddle to source it. bad move, now I cant get drum back on. I will replace cylinder as soon as it arrives. I will follow the bleeding process as on forum.

Yep, you need to unlatch the handbrake mechanism in the drums.



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secondly I have bought a used steering rack. the one that's on there at the moment will knock down the bottom when rocking steering wheel. from full RHlock to LHlock it makes a massive klunk then the van tends to veer(steer) to on side of road.  

That clunk will most likely be the suspension top mounts.
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed May 28, 2014 6:14 pm

What van do you have?
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Post by skybo on Wed May 28, 2014 6:27 pm

hijet mpv 993cc 1999
recent camper conversion

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed May 28, 2014 6:44 pm

I've never worked on the 993cc but take a look at this manual for the 1300:

http://hijet.findtalk.biz/t791-daihatsu-hijet-piaggio-porter-workshop-manual-13-16v

Take a look at page BR-18 and in particular components labelled 9 and 13-15.

This may or may not be relevant.

Remember once you have put it all together operate the foot brake and handbrake a few times before driving the van as this will readjust the shoes to the drum. Otherwise you will find you have no brakes when you first press the pedal.
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Post by skybo on Wed May 28, 2014 8:17 pm

I believe that both vans running gear is the same apart from gearbox,engine power steering

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Post by Logi on Wed May 28, 2014 8:38 pm

Is the centre swivel pin seizing up, there's a grease nipple that gets overlooked causing heavy, stiff steering.( no power steering on any Hijet that age)
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed May 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Matt wrote:
skybo wrote:
secondly I have bought a used steering rack. the one that's on there at the moment will knock down the bottom when rocking steering wheel. from full RHlock to LHlock it makes a massive klunk then the van tends to veer(steer) to on side of road.  

That clunk will most likely be the suspension top mounts.

And for the record, to my memory, every hijet I've ever drove does this "ting" thing when you steer them on full lock, then they pull to that side afterwards, until you turn the steering wheel a good 3/4 of the opposite way.  Wink 
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Re: please help! brakes cylinder and steering rack

Post by skybo on Thu May 29, 2014 8:52 pm

brake cylinder arrived today. got a brake flange tool to replace a corroded pipe. lets hope weather is good tomorrow. its probably to late to get a mot for this half term to go camping  Crying or Very sad 

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Post by skybo on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:49 pm

FrontBackSide2Side thanks for the heads up!(brakes) its the sort of thing a numpty like me almost forgot! Embarassed also thanks hj for your invaluable info , I love my hijet, its the most unconventional mechanically vehicle ive ever worked on...

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:13 pm

No worries matey Smile did you get it all sorted?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:36 am

skybo wrote:I love my hijet, its the most unconventional mechanically SIMPLE vehicle ive ever worked on...

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Re: please help! brakes cylinder and steering rack

Post by skybo on Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:10 am

almost finished (b.pipes a *&st!"D every union corroded on), I want to waxoyl behind fuel tank and on top of it before putting it back on,then find out what's wrong with steering column .no rush as I don't have the money fo mot/tax

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Re: please help! brakes cylinder and steering rack

Post by skybo on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:25 pm

If anyone is changing steering rack its worth a mention that when fitting new one, you can take universal joint off to column so that you don't need to align them when fitting rack. replaced steering column today works great now, something certainly a miss. cant wait to go to mot station to get a slip saying no advisories. new brake pipes all the way back. just need someone to give me a hand to bleed brakes.

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:34 pm

A good job well done by the sounds of it Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:18 am

Yep I find the best way is to crack open the unions on the lspv,

And I lock the lspv arm in the up position without it attached to the axle.

Front passenger side first - alot!
Then front drivers side.
top one first - get it bleeded full,
then bottom one - get that bleeded,
then the lspv bleed nipple,
then the flexi hose,
then I crack the union on the drivers side rear,
then finally the passenger side rear nipple.
Then i go back to the fronts again.
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Re: please help! brakes cylinder and steering rack

Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:05 am

You ought to make that bleed process a how-to or sticky or something - very useful cheers
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Re: please help! brakes cylinder and steering rack

Post by skybo on Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:18 pm

thanks hj. when you say bleed do you mean get the worst of the bubbles in pipe out on unions? with them slightly open. sounds good advise running it thro my head. I aint guna break my leg doing it  Laughing. I might ask the misses

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