Brake Pedal Too High After Overhaul
Hi All - I am new here but hugely appreciate what the forums have to offer! I will also say thank you up front for any and all assistance. I have searched not only the forums but also the internet in general and have not come up with one thing on the pedal being too high after a repair was made.
The story is that the brakes on my 96 recently when coming to stop would all of the sudden 'give' and it was actually pretty scary. I took it to a 'general mechanic' (not a Jeep shop) and he replaced the master cylinder and brake booster. He checked all the calipers and pads and all was fine. After two weeks he still has not been able to figure out why the brakes are so spongy (lots of info here on that issue) but can't find anything on the fact the brake pedal is probably 3-4" higher than it was originally and higher than on most any other vehicle. It is significant, not just a small amount higher which could be normal after replacing everything and bleeding.
My gut says he put on parts that were wrong but then he said he checked that and changed everything out but I seriously doubt that he did. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows the differences in the parts between models... An issue is that right before this he did work on my 99 Grand Cherokee so maybe he mistakenly asked for those parts. The 96 has a 5.2, the 99 a 4.7 so maybe he confused the engines and said the 96 was something smaller, even perhaps a 6 cylinder? I'm sure many things could lead to getting or providing the wrong info but anyone know if another model would result in the pedal being higher? In other words, it would all seamingly all fit together right, just way off on the pedal height?
I guess should also confirm that there is no adjustment on the pedal height correct? Then just to be certain on the spongyness, the general concensus that just needs a proper bleeding? He said he hooked it up to a machine to bleed it but not sure on that either. When I saw him attempting to bleed it, it wasn't right how he did it in general. He has ties to a dealership though so perhaps he did take it and get help though. He does have 'incentive' to get it fixed and I think he has tried hard because my biz is next to his shop and they've borrowed, and I'm sure they wish to continue, to borrow my forklift and just generally stay in good graces.
Thanks again for any help and insights!