Need help with a CJ7 brake issue please -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > Need help with a CJ7 brake issue please Sale EventSummer is Over! Time for a saleIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Unread 07-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlean, VA
Posts: 1
Need help with a CJ7 brake issue please

My CJ does something strange. When it is hot out, and I do a lot of stop and starting in heavy traffic, the brakes start to grab a bit. Normally when cold, the jeep rolls easily at a light or down a slight incline. Once this issues starts to happen, you can feel the jeep come to a stop and not want to roll. If
i take my right foot and set it behind the brake pedal and pull it out hard (I can feel it pull out a bit) then the jeep will free roll again.
So what is binding up that requires me to pull the brake level of after every stop in heat. Finally, when in this mode the brake light also stays on after you release the pedal, so park of my parking ritual is to reach in with m hand and pull the brake pedal out fully.
Any wisdom? Love to get this fixed!

Dukethedog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 148
I say the rear drums are adjusted too tight. Heat expands things. Maybe its tightening up your brakes enough to make them rub.
83' CJ7 "Strokie" Patriot blue, 4.6L, NSG370, D300, 4.56 gears, ARB's, Warn FF kit, OME Springs, 35in Kevlars.
83' CJ8 GM Torch red. 2.5in SkyJacker lift. Very stock.
83' CJ7 Slate Blue Met. 49k miles
04 Wrangler Rubicon. Stock
letchcore is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

brakes , cj7

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.