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**DONOTDELETE** 09-09-2001 05:30 PM

Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
have the Waggy Dana 44 axles swapped under my Wrangler with new rear wheel cylinders and new front calipers but I cant get any pedal pressure. I am getting no air out of the lines but the pedal still goes almost to the floor. I am thinking that I need a master cylinder that moves more fluid. What master cylinder can I bolt on that will move more fluid. I am going to replace the brake booster while I am at it so if there is a combo that I can bolt in that will hook up to the stock pedal that would be fine. Thanks for your help.

Kris

I do the same thing every weekend, its just the location where I do it that changes!

pontiac58 09-09-2001 05:40 PM

Re: Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
You should have pressure with your master now. Here is one question that i see happen alot. Do you have the calipers on the right side. They can go on either side but, the bleeder must be on the top. I had a truck that i did that too once and it drove me nuts.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.

JEEPN 09-09-2001 07:32 PM

Re: Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
Do a search on bleeding the brakes.

Also, try gravity bleeding them, remove the caliper, open the screw, remove the master top, and let it drain out, just don't let it run out of fluid. Move the caliper around to let all the air out. I wouldn't replace the master yet until you've tried everything.


JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!

**DONOTDELETE** 09-10-2001 07:49 AM

Re: Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
Now that you guys mention it I dont think that the bleeder screw is at the tope of the caliper, maybe I do have them on backwards. I will let you know, thanks alot.

Kris

I do the same thing every weekend, its just the location where I do it that changes!

JEEPN 09-10-2001 09:17 AM

Re: Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
Did you replace a caliper? I ask because I have found a lot of the "rebuilt" or afetrmarket ones don't have the bleeder at the top.

JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 7" Lift, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!

**DONOTDELETE** 09-10-2001 10:02 AM

Re: Dana 44 swap...brake problems?
 
Yes I did replace the caliper but thinking about it, one caliper has the bleeder on the top and the other does not. I would be willing to bet that the stupid parts guy gave me two driver's side calipers instead of a driver's side and a passenger's side. I wont be able to get back to0 the shop until tomorrow night but I will check that first.

Kris

I do the same thing every weekend, its just the location where I do it that changes!


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