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Unread 09-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Jeep tj rear brakes

Brake problems
Rear brakes not working i put a new master cylinder on new wheel cylinders both sides new brakes new drums and hardware kit new proportioning valve there is no pinched lines an rear brake hose is still factory

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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Not saying you didn't but did bleed the master before you bled the brakes
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Unread 09-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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Not saying you didn't but did bleed the master before you bled the brakes
Yes i bench bled the master this has been a problem for awhile it sucks
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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Did you manually adjust the shoes after putting the drums back on if not try that or you can just back up and hit the brakes a lot till they adjust
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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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Try posting here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/

You will get more help in the correct forum.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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Moved to TJ Tech Forum.

The forum you posted in (JeepForum Announcements & Comments) is for questions about and help with the forum.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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With the master cylinder full of brake fluid, can you open the bleeders on the back brakes and fluid run out? Have you checked the emergency brake to see if it is working?
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Unread 09-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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What brake problem did you initially have? Be more specific about "brakes not working".
Does it have ABS?
Throwing parts at it doesn't always mean you have changed the correct parts.
Other issues could be a bad brake booster, bad flex hoses, improper bleeding, wrong parts, rusted or kinked brake lines and the list can get lengthy.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #9
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What brake problem did you initially have? Be more specific about "brakes not working".
Does it have ABS?
Throwing parts at it doesn't always mean you have changed the correct parts.
Other issues could be a bad brake booster, bad flex hoses, improper bleeding, wrong parts, rusted or kinked brake lines and the list can get lengthy.
I have had no rear brakes for awhile wheel cylinders were locked up put on new ones and brakes an hardware kit an drums. Still didnt work. Have good pressure but no stopping power. No abs. No kinked brake line. Put proportioning valve on still no rear brakes. Now put master cylinder on bench bled it put it on still no brakes. Now im putting on rear brake hose on to see if that works. I dont understand.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #10
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Did you happen to put monroe brake shoes on? Well I did last month and the jeep won't stop with them installed and the parking brake would not work either. I then put the oem brake pads back on with 180,000 miles on the shoes and they work Great!
Go figure.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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I put on pep boy brakes on an parking brake works great stumped!
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #12
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Are your brake adjusters messed up? Mine are on my 99 they move , but won't adjust. I took the drum off and the springs for the adjusters are worn I'm getting ready to rebuild the whole rear brakes on mine.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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what brand of brakes shoes did you get at pep boys , I need some new shoes soon and don't feel like blowing $125 for oem at the stealership . thanks
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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fyi The rear brakes on these TJs realy don't do all that much and if your parking brake is working great as you say it does, perhaps the rear brakes are working just fine.. I know if you try to lock up all four tires by slamming hard on the brake pedal only the front will lock The rear won't lock up. Maybe when their wet they may lock. I hope this helps.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #15
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Very true. The front brakes carry something like 75% of your stopping power. The rear brakes are more for stability. If they don't work the rear end gets a little squirrelly under hard braking but if they lock up it can cause the rear to come around, especially in wet/slippery conditions.
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