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Old 02-04-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Brake fluid

Hello everyone
have a question..
When I push on the brakes it does take awhile to stop.. I know the brakes squeck when they are low and I looked at them and they didn't seem low..

I was wondering if it was my fluid? If so how do I check/fill it?
4.0L 98 sahara 5 speed.

Also I push the brakes down and I can feel it wobble a little bit.. Just in my foot it's not a HUGE wobble just a little.. Would that be the rotors?

I considered I needed new brakes soon anyway but just want to know how to check/fill the fluid I have no clue..

Thanks for any help and sorry if my spelling is off I'm on my phone.

Thanks again
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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The master cylinder that is on the booster... drivers side of engine coming off firewall.
There's a line the fluid should be up to... in order to fill, just poor fluid in.

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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What kind of brake fluid? Like the name/brand and all that good junk.

4.0L 5 speed 1998 sahara
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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Mine calls for DOT 3 fluid, brand doesn't matter. To adjust the the brakes, back up and apply them several times. You should feel an improvement if your slack adjusters are working. Good luck.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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DOT 3 and pretty much any brand will do.

DOT3 is for pretty much all vehicles

Slack adjusters???
If they feel soft, hopefully there's no air in the lines... might have to bleed the fronts and then adjust the reas if you have drums. Your front brake do most of the stopping, so start there.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Hmm. How do I "bleed" brakes? Any write up or anything?
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:29 PM   #7
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If your not sure what the problem is or how to check the fluid, any repair shop will check it for you (for free).....watch closely and you can do from then on.
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If your not sure what the problem is or how to check the fluid, any repair shop will check it for you (for free).....watch closely and you can do from then on.
ha!, wow, I never thought of that. I must be an idiot. lol
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DOT 3 and pretty much any brand will do.

DOT3 is for pretty much all vehicles

Slack adjusters???
If they feel soft, hopefully there's no air in the lines... might have to bleed the fronts and then adjust the reas if you have drums. Your front brake do most of the stopping, so start there.
Do you know about automatic slack adjusters and how they work? The OP doesn't know where to add brake fluid and you advise him to bleed his brakes
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Just never heard it mentioned that way or the way you described.

Bleeding the brakes is rather easy especially if you have a 2nd person to press the pedal, but they even have the 1man kits that work great too.
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You may need to have your rotors and drums turned, the braking surfaces get hardened and crystalized over time and make your pads and shoes slippery. Bleeding the lines will not help, if you had air in your lines your pedal would move all the way to the floor when pressed. I'm attaching a link to a video, check it out, you may want to take your victor to a shop instead of doing the work yourself after viewing the video. Laters,

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