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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
TitanJeff
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After a winter in storage, CJ7s brakes weak

I have an '84 CJ7 which sits in a garage all winter. I charged up the battery and got it running today to find the dashboard brake light staying on and the brakes generally very weak.

I did search for the issue here but I didn't find anything that seemed to fit my issue. I don't see anything that appears to be leaking brake fluid. I don't have much resistance when pushing the brake pad until it's close to the floor. Pumping the brake seems to make the situation a little better.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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If no leaks, you probably have bad seals in your master cylinder. Time to replace/ rebuild it.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm not a mechanic so will need to find someone. Any idea of a range this repair might cost?
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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No clue what a shop would charge. Master cylinders can be had for < 80$. Less if you go with remanufactured. Rebuild kits look to be about 35$. I think you can get a remanufactured one from your local parts house for less than the cost of the rebuild kit.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Think I paid 60 a couple weeks ago with a $15 core charge.
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