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Old 07-16-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Brake Problem

Hello everyone,
My brakes were in good working condition before doing a front axle swap (dana30 to hp30) however after changing the brake hoses and the drivers side line the petal hits the floor when i turn the jeep on

Ive bled the brakes several times, but it does not flow out with a hard stream (it squirts lightly for a second then dies down)
I cant see anywhere the brakes might be leaking even after i used extra brake fluid to check if any of the connections bubbled

Anyone have any ideas, maybe im just missing something obvious??

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Old 07-16-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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did you clear all of the lines before adding the fluid? i had a similar issue with my cj, it turned out that there was some dirt or something in one of the lines.

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Old 07-17-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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ill pull them off and re-attach everything again / bleed the system again. Seems like most people agree that if you have a brake problem the jeep should go straight to a mechanic so if that doesnt work i guess thats where my jeep will be headed...

Thanks for your help, my fingers are crossed!
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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I would start out by reverse bleeding them.As in bleed them back-wards from normal.Have a buddy use the pedal while your under the jeep,open the bleeder and have them push the pedal all the way down and hold while they hold you tighten the bleeder back.Try that a few time to see if you start getting more fluid.Once you start getting more fluid then go back to normal bleeding procedure and see what happens.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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when i did my axle swap, i had to bleed the master cylinder before i could even start bleeding at the wheels.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:50 AM   #6
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Sounds to me like there is still air in the system...
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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Are you seeing any fluid on the ground? Possible leak. Maybe a seal went bad in the master cylinder, if there is no leaking fluid. I had a problem like this on one of my honda's back in the day, and it turned out one of the calpiers froze.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Are the brake calipers in the same orientation? Make sure they are being bled from the TOP, especially in front.

You have air in your line or a failed cylinder. But based on your axle replacement, I'm betting on just extra air.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #9
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Hey guys
Ill use all your wonderful feedback tomorrow since i just got back from work and its raining out

Thanks a lot everyone for all the help, i really appreciate it!!
Im so excited to get the jeep back on the road i cant even sit still haha
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:44 PM   #10
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Let me rephrase that...
Im so excited to get the jeep back on the road/trail i cant even sit still haha

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