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Unread 09-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Brakes question

My brakes seem to b real worn down. Today I went to autozone to get new pads and when I was going to take the old pads off I saw that they have a lot of life left in them. When I push down on the brake pedal it goes almost all the way to the floor. I checked the brake fluid and its full. Could it just b that I need to replace the pads cuz there old? It's an 87. Also when I was taking off the lug nuts one got rounded off. Anyone have any ideas on how to get this thing off now?

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Unread 09-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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I can help you out. First on the lug take a cheapo socket that is smaller than the one that fits beat it on with a hammer then loosen it up.

On the brakes. Assuming you haven't done any work to them I would guess your master cylinder is going out. It's not pushing the fluid with enough pressure to get the brakes to bite. This is likely caused by an internal leak. That's about all I can come up with if you aren't loosing any fluid.

I doubt its the pads. You could replace them anyways. There cheap enough and that would eliminate that hypothesis.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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I can help you out. First on the lug take a cheapo socket that is smaller than the one that fits beat it on with a hammer then loosen it up.

On the brakes. Assuming you haven't done any work to them I would guess your master cylinder is going out. It's not pushing the fluid with enough pressure to get the brakes to bite. This is likely caused by an internal leak. That's about all I can come up with if you aren't loosing any fluid.

I doubt its the pads. You could replace them anyways. There cheap enough and that would eliminate that hypothesis.
I agree. Sounds like the master is bad.

Here's a MeanMax thread on the STUD replacement:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...cement-994897/

Images appear broken, but you get the gist of it.

Below is a thread with some great links on upgrading your vacuum assist and master cylinder from your current set up to a 95 YJ brake set up.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/d...stion-1480369/

If you are going to be replacing it, why not upgrade?
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Unread 09-19-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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If you end up replacing your master cylinder go ahead and flush your system and put new brake fluid in.
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