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Unread 11-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
Sasquatch4x4
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Lost Brakes and pedal went to floor....

so had a problem with my brakes today. was on a trail near my house at a pretty off camber spot and stuck pretty good, hook up the winch and winched my self out, when i was at a good spot to stop i hit the brakes and the pedal went to the floor and i had no braking. i was going slow enough i could stop no problem with the gears. after winding up the winch i checked all my lines and my master cylinder, the fluid level was fine and there were no broken lines. when i got back in the jeep i pumped the brakes a couple times and they seemed to go back to normal, drove home (about a mile down the road) and there seem to be no trouble.

I dont really want this to happen again randomly in a worse spot like traffic or something, could it have just been a big air bubble that finally made its way to the master cylinder when i was at the off camber spot? any ideas on what i could do to trouble shoot?

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Unread 11-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Air lines in the brakes can cause intermittent conditions like this. I would bleed the brakes and see what you have.


You said the fluid level was fine, but was it low enough that the off camber would have caused air to get into the lines?
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