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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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96 cherokee brake pressure

Ok, all of a sudden I have hardly any brake pedal pressure. Filled up the brake fluid. When car is off brake becomes hard again. Happened out of the blue but I do kind if recall hearing a crunching sound from the rear end before it happened. Any quick, cheap or easy suggestions?

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Unread 07-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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start with the obvious and look for leaks. Known problem area is with the wheel cylinders in the drums failing. Typically it goes somewhat un noticed because a majority of fluid stay inside the drum so you cant visually see the leak without removing it.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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After refilling the brake fluid and pumping the brakes a thousand times the pressure came back to almost normal.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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The fluid must have gone somewhere. Check for external leaks. Could possibly have leaked in to the brake booster. If that's the case, you might not see any leaks
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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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It may not be a bad idea for you to check the master cylinder to see if the seals around the pistons are bad that could cause the low pressure in the peddle also
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Unread 08-26-2013, 06:43 AM   #6
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Bad brake cylinder on rear passenger side
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