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I have a CJ-7 with drums in the rear and disks in the front. I just had to rebuild the cylinders on the back so I had to bleed the brakes. Front brakes are fine. I didn't have the tool to pull out the thing on the proportioning valve the book says to pull out. My question is what does this thing do, and would it cause my brakes to be really soft?

 

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The thingie you speak of, I believe, defeats or bypasses the metering/proportioning effect of the valve. If you stomp hard enough on the pedal when bleeding you should be okay .......although it wouldn't hurt to use the prescribed technique. Try standing a little harder on the pedal while bleeding and see if the condition disappears.

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There are two types of proportioning valves used one needs to be held in the other needs to be held out.I imagine you could make one from a piece of sheet metal for the one that needs to be held out ...and the other could probably be held in with any thing placed against it and C -clamped to the frame ...

I usually don't bother with the valve, but I do use a hand vacume pump to bleed the breaks whenever I have to.

I am usually anal about stuff like that especially torqueing stuff down ...I would rather torque it than strip it and have to drill it out...I really hate stripping blots.

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