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post #1 of 8 Old 09-15-2008, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Slamed on brakes now no brakes?

Ok i was on my way home and i was comming up to an unexpected yellow light so i slammed on the brakes. on the way home i knowticed my brakes went to the floor so i took it easy. finally getting home i opened the hood and discovered i had no fluid in front part of the BF container and full in the other. the rear brakes are new, the front needs replaceing soon. the container is now full on both ends but i still have no brakes and i pumped the brakes constantly but the fluid goes nowhere and all lines are new and tight i have a 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo, has the 249 Tcase, Automatic and a 178,000mile straight 6 just for info.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-15-2008, 09:57 PM
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Sounds like you blew something, either a line or a caliper. Check them for leaks.

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sounds like you need to bleed your brakes

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Ok i was on my way home and i was comming up to an unexpected yellow light so i slammed on the brakes. on the way home i knowticed my brakes went to the floor so i took it easy. finally getting home i opened the hood and discovered i had no fluid in front part of the BF container and full in the other. the rear brakes are new, the front needs replaceing soon. the container is now full on both ends but i still have no brakes and i pumped the brakes constantly but the fluid goes nowhere and all lines are new and tight i have a 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo, has the 249 Tcase, Automatic and a 178,000mile straight 6 just for info.
Check inside the brake booster behind the master cylinder, see if there's fluid in there. You might have blown out the seal on the back of the master cylinder, which also would have introduced air into the brake lines.

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sounds like you need to bleed your brakes
Agreed... also, check for leaks a previously stated, then bleed your brakes.


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will do. thanks for the info.
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Check your rear brakes. Sounds like you blew a seal or line somewhere. If I'm not mistaken the front part of the resivour is for the rear and the back for the front. Whichever is the larger part that is for the rear. I did the exact same thing awhile back in my truck and even after I put fluid back in you have to crack the line to get the fluid to flow again. Start at the wheel closest to the master cyl and work to the farthest last. It helps to have a buddy around to help.

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well its 8.04PM here, dark and i really dont feel like going out LOL tomorrow morning i'll look into it. i hope i dident blow out anything. i just spent roughly 75 bucks on fixin the rear brakes and replaceing studs and lugs along with all the hardware for the rear brake assembly. "springs, adjusters, ect." I HATE BRAKES!!! but i love jeeps LOL. sorry rough day
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