post #1 of Old 05-14-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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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post #2 of Old 05-14-2013, 10:32 AM
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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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post #3 of Old 05-14-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of Old 05-14-2013, 11:57 AM
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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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post #5 of Old 05-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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Think I paid 60 a couple weeks ago with a $15 core charge.

1980 CJ7 GM151 Bored out, Flat Top Pistons, Hedman Header, 2.5in Superlift springs, Extrem Shocks' 31 10.5 Mastercraft Courser MT tires on Allied MockLoc rims, Blazer heater upgrade.

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