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Unread 08-29-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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I have been trying to figure out my braking issues. I thought I have seen info on adjusting the pushrod for the MC. My braking system is all new. I have a little pedal travel before braking. I can panic stop and lock my brakes up, and they work well when the pedal is near the floor. I bought my booster and MC separately, is there a way to adjust the pushrod? I did a bit of googling but found conflicting answers.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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It's adjustable. Separate the MC and booster and carefully adjust, using some kind of measuring device.
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Make sure the rear drums are properly adjusted first. The piston activates the rear brakes in the first part of travel, if the shoes aren't adjusted, they can make a soft pedal for the first part of pedal application.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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They are adjusted with new parts, i just got to thinking about my issue and thought about that rod, thanks guys. Is there any special tool or way to do it?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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They are adjusted with new parts, i just got to thinking about my issue and thought about that rod, thanks guys. Is there any special tool or way to do it?
When you take it apart, it will be so obvious what needs to be done.
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I would think if you wernt having the problems b4 the brake job then it shouldn't be the push rod. Rather a bad part or something was done wrong.
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I would think if you wernt having the problems b4 the brake job then it shouldn't be the push rod. Rather a bad part or something was done wrong.
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I bought my booster and MC separately, is there a way to adjust the pushrod
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I bought my booster and MC separately, is there a way to adjust the pushrod
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Unread 09-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #10
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Did the adjustment, and bled again, now i have great brakes, thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
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Did the adjustment, and bled again, now i have great brakes, thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
And you were so worried about it!!

Actually, I stumbled upon that years ago and have found many times the booster rod to master cylinder clearance is off.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #12
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I guess that may have been the issue with all the travel in the original MC it had some wear and could have worked its way to being loose, i saw no leaks when messing with it off the jeep and it worked well just messing with it. But I have peace of mind knowing i have a new one.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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I guess that may have been the issue with all the travel in the original MC it had some wear and could have worked its way to being loose, i saw no leaks when messing with it off the jeep and it worked well just messing with it. But I have peace of mind knowing i have a new one.
You're good to go.
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