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brakes...still broke.

i went and re-bled all the brake lines, but the jeep still pulls right very bad when braking. i lifted the front end up and tried to spin the tires, but the brakes drag too much to spin freely at all. is that too much drag? i know they should drag a little, but shouldn't the tires be somewhat free? if so it would explain the poor mpg. so the question is, how much is too much drag?

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The cup isn't half full or half empty, it's just twice the size it needs to be!!!
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Re: brakes...still broke.

The drums should just be touching the shoes. The calibers on the front should move in with brake pedal pressure and back out when you release the pedal. How old are you calipers and brake lines (the rubber ones)? If they are orgnials like mine just change them. That is most likely your problem. If you have the orginal brake lines change them also. They will make your brakes do goofy things also.

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