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Old 12-30-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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leaking right rear wheel cylinder

the jeep has been parked in the garage pretty much the whole 2 weeks ive had it. the lights arent working so i have only driven it twice.

when i took it to get the 31s put on, the first thing i did when i pulled it out was go check the garage floor for fluids.

brake fluid was pooled at the rear right wheel.

took it to the shop to get the tires put on, and they said its the wheel cylinder leaking.

how hard is it to replace?

im not going to be driving it now, because i assume every time i hit the brakes it will leak.

anybody have a link to a how to?

i found wheel cylinders online for about 20 bucks but they seem to be axle specific. what axle is in the 4cyl 5spd 97
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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oh and also.. shocks look terrible.

i assume when i go to get it inspected after i fix the lights issue they will fail me for the shocks (they can fail you for bad shocks right? i read the dmv guideline for suspension inspection and all it says is make sure the seam welds are good and theres no missing peices, but i assume the shop will want the labor for replacing them,,,, which i wont give them. schocks are easy lol... the rear right shock has fluid on it. i dont know if the wheel cylinder is located above the shock and maybe thats where the fluids from or what.

what brand should i look for in cheap shocks?

i dont do any offroading.. daily driver about 10 miles a day.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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This is how you take apart the drums to get to the wheel cylinder
Jeep Rear Drum Brake Remove - Install and Adjust
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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oh and also.. shocks look terrible.

i assume when i go to get it inspected after i fix the lights issue they will fail me for the shocks (they can fail you for bad shocks right? i read the dmv guideline for suspension inspection and all it says is make sure the seam welds are good and theres no missing peices, but i assume the shop will want the labor for replacing them,,,, which i wont give them. schocks are easy lol... the rear right shock has fluid on it. i dont know if the wheel cylinder is located above the shock and maybe thats where the fluids from or what.

what brand should i look for in cheap shocks?

i dont do any offroading.. daily driver about 10 miles a day.
Shocks are not a good thing to go cheap on, unless you don't care how how jeep rides. If you want best, your probably going to hear Old Man Emu on this forum and many others. There are a couple of 2" and 2 1/2" lifts out there that come with shocks for around $300. It really wouldn't hurt to replaced the springs and shocks.

The wheels cylinder really isn't to hard to replace, but while your down there check all your brake lines, your drum brake hardware, your brake pads, your rotors. I would rather see you fix anything while you have the wheels off and have everything half apart.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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rockauto.com rules. brake cylinders from 6-11 bucks.

how can i tell if i have abs without jamming on the brakes?

im pretty sure i dont..
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