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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 02:07 PM
wades_76_CJ7
 
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Re: bad master cyl or just need bleeding?

Sal,
Have you replaced any brake components? ie. calipers, wheel cylinders. did you put braided lines on or anything?

I just replaced my master cylinder on mine. They were mushy, but they also had a little air in one line. I couldn't get the bleeder loose on one wheel cylinder.
The reason i replaced the M/C was that it had finally went south. the brakes would release slowly while sitting at stoplights and such. It would work if i pumped them, but a rebuilt one was only $18.

Replacing the M/C was easy. You can do it.the hardest part is getting the old fittings out of the M/C w/o kinking the lines. I would strongly recommend a couple of days before you start, spray some Liquid Wrench or the like on all the bolts and the brake fittings.

76 CJ7, 258,Jeep T18, D20 TC, D30 & AMC20.
4" Superlift, 33" SSR's
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