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Unread 07-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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what a difference when brakes are done

Today I replaced the shoes and pads and wire brushed/ cleaned everything related to the brakes at the axles. The self adjusters for the shoes were frozen solid and I had to soak them for a bit and work them back and forth with liquid wrench to get them to open up so I could clean them properly.

My brakes went from an inch off the floor to an inch from the top. I stop on a dime now. I thought squishy brakes were just an old jeep thing because of how long these have been this way and how my 87 xj had the exact same trouble. Unfortunately, overhauling the brakes didn't fix the xj, even with a new master cylinder and booster it was still squishy.

So, for all you guys who are dealing with low squishy brake pedals, take everything apart and clean it thoroughly and hopefully you get new jeep brakes like I did.

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