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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
jason400
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Rear passenger brake locking up.

I noticed that my rear right brake was locking up when I was almost at a stop. I noticed there was a lot of dirt and grime stuck the dust cover, most likely a leak. What could be causing this? Should I replace the brakes and cylinders and springs?

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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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You will need to remove the drum to see if the problem is the brake wheel cylinder or an axle seal leaking.
Both are replaceable.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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Thanks,

I have the entire brake kit ordered with new cylinders and shoes and springs. I will do the wheel bearings and seals at the same time on both sides. I am sure neither have been touched since 85 since the jeep only has 50K on it.

The brake adjuster is froze, so I am sure all needs to be replaced. Just gives me an excuse to work on it.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:10 AM   #4
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Anyone know the best place/price to get new bearings and seals?
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Unread 02-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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I walked into the autozone by me and got new Timkin bearings and race(S) they had to get seals out of the hub but had them all same day
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