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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 11:50 AM
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rear brake problems

i thought that i needed new brakes for the rear in my tj, so i went to les schwab abd they just said they needed to be adjusted, they did the adjustment and it was like i had new brakes. almost no travel in the pedal. that was about 3 weeks ago and now it is doing it again. it feels like there is air in the brake lines. also after they adjusted the rearbrakes the e-brake workied again. now i have to yank that thing all the way up as hard as i can and somtimes it still won't hold. i am gonna bleed the brake to check for air but could it also be that atomatic brake adjusters in the rear. should i have them replaced? i heard they were a problem on the 97 tj's. thanks for the input.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 01:37 PM
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Re: rear brake problems

Sounds like either your adjusters are not working or you never back up and use the brakes to stop.
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Re: rear brake problems

Remove the drums and the adjuster assembly. If it can't be turned by hand it will not work. You've got to clean up the adjuster and keep it lubed. I've used both wheel bearing grease and (when in Wisconsin) anti-seize compound. Also, check to make sure the drums are not out of spec. The adjuster can only do so much.
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