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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2000, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Broken Brakes

My Samurai is taking longer and longer to stop on the road, and it is not possible to lock up the tires anymore. Pads are good, but have been in deep water. Master Cylinder wearing out? Could simply bleeding the lines help restore anything? Thanks alot.

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Re: Broken Brakes

hey friend,check your brake pads to see if they are glazed over.have someone watch your rubber brake lines to see if they may be expanding/getting ready to burst.if you have air in the lines that will effect your stopping power.if you have an 88 they bleed right rear,left front,left rear,right front.the 88 has an diagonal brake system.if your master cyl. was going bad there should be a leak on the unit.that would be caused by brake fluid getting past the cups in your master cyl.last thing that comes to mind is your fluid getting hot and boiling.need to go to synthetic brake fluid.thats good to do anyway.reg.brake fluid draws moisture.hope this helps,ranger rick

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Re: Broken Brakes

Well the big clue you gave was the deep water/mud thing. Take your rear brakes apart, (Just jack it up unbolt the
4 center nuts on the rear and wiggle the tire/rim brake drum off, Clean everything off and make sure your adjusters are not siezed up. Do one side at a time so you have a guide to go by (The other side) And of course check
all brake lines. Bleeding won't hurt, but my guess is your rear brakes adjusters/E-brake lever are frozen.

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Re: Broken Brakes

glen,you came up with the real answer.that problem got past my brain cells.if that is the problem,use some neverseez,on adjuster.that will help stop that problem from happening again. see you guys on the trails.ranger

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Re: Broken Brakes

Yea I just fixed this for a friend this weekend! Very commen on zooks.

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