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post #1 of 6 Old 03-23-2003, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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a stopping question.

This is my first cj and Im wondering. Is it just me or do yours do this to? and is there a fix?

- when I step on the brake pedal it seems like I need to assert alot of force to brake. Is this a common thing? Let me know if there is a fix. Or is it just one of those things?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-23-2003, 12:22 PM
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Do you have manual or power brakes. If manual, then yes.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-23-2003, 05:44 PM
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It depends... I have manual steering and I can stop my 35"s with no problems.

Are you leaking fluid? Do you have air in the lines?
Why not bleed the brakes and see if that gives you anything?

I used to own two CJ's...Perhaps a 3rd is in the future?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-23-2003, 10:56 PM
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what was your last vehicle? if it was a passenger vehicle - this is normal... when i first began driving my jeep i would brace my back against the seat and stand on the pedal to stop it... however now im learning how to stop it better and coming to grips with manual brakes.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-24-2003, 11:58 AM
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Just a quick point here. Check all parts of the braking system. After going with new rear shoes & wheel cylinders !Properly adjsted! - this is very important, and new rotors & pads on the front, it's like a new Jeep. With 31" tires, my CJ now stops better than my wife's ZJ. Unless its raining, of course. It took me a while to get used to how quickly it would stop.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-26-2003, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the imput! yes, Im still driving my vw and that could be the problem being that im used to the brakes on that!

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