Here's the stuff...
- New booster and MC
- New lines
- New wheel cylinders, shoes and pads
Here's what's been done...
- Brakes have been power/vacuum bled 3x (using the high-temp fluid)
- Exhaust has been wrapped, heat shield built
(original thought was heat from exhaust)
Here's what it's doing...
- Right after bleeding, pedal feels good... then deteriorates - feels mushy (no leaks, puddles, etc)
- Left rear appears to be only wheel stopping - if I really stand on it, that tire will skid a bit.
- Left rear was smoking after I failed to stop at a stop sign (neighborhood), rolled through... Then stopped. No skid that time, but when I got out and looked, smoke was coming from the left rear brake drum.
- First thing in am (cold), drove 50', stood on brakes... Left rear skidded slightly... Jeep sloooooowed to a stop
Have you checked the lines, Combination Valve, calipers and drums are assembled correctly?
Hace you adjusted the rear drums correctly?
When you bled the system did you hold back the Combination Valve? There is a pin on on eend you can hold in to deactivate the shut off valve when bleeding. Failure to do swill engage the valve, hence you will have only some brakes working.
If you pump the brakes rapidly does it brake better?
I know on a 84 there are two proportioning valves/combination valve. one under the drivers side on the frame, and one on the passenger side axle near the right tire. dont know if it really makes a difference, did you bench bleed the mc before installing it on the booster? have you adjusted the brakes drum brakes after you installed them (new springs and such as well).
thats not 2 prop valves, the one on the axle is just a splitter.
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Wa gonna say maybe the adjustment rod between the MC and booster may needed to be adjusted as I had to do when I went from manual to a YJ booster and MC, Oh well sometimes we have to pay out when its whips our butt
I agree w/what 85LaredoCJ7 said. My NEW M/C was bad. Maybe it sat in a warehouse forever. But when bleeding, it would just trickle out. I thought it was me not opening the bleeder up enough. Then I opened it all the way...same deal.
Not having brakes never stopped me before!
Once a year, my CJ looks cool. St Patrick's day! Seriously, paint is my next project. And awhile ago you guys came through when I was waffling on the color & you guys threw up some Loden Green metalic. I forget who had a sweet Green Golden Eagle. Thanx guys!