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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 06:10 PM
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Brake problem

I am haveing brake problems on my 88 YJ. I drove it home from work with the brakes working perfect. A little while later I got in it and the pedal just go's to the floor with very little effort. I can still bring the jeep to a stop, but bairly. I checked the fluid level and the front section was empty. The back section was full. I checked the brake lines and I can't see any leaks. I dont see any leaks around the callipers eather.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 06:30 PM
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Re: Brake problem

dont know where the leak is but refill the master cylinder and rebleed your brakes and then you will have brakes..I know im not any help but it should be your rear brakes if the rear went out.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 06:31 PM
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Re: Brake problem

I had the same thing happen on my cj. At first I couldent tell but then I put some more brake fluid in the master cylinder and had someone pump the brakes. As they were pumped I saw a stream of fluid spraying out of my brake line so give that a try that might be why you cant see anything because its all drained out.

gotta do hella work to these boys
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 08:51 PM
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Re: Brake problem

It was dark when I looked before. I looked again today and saw a stream of fluid running down the inside of my back driverside wheel. It looks like I have a bad wheel cylinder. Pretty simple fix.

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