Pump the Brakes Kid!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-06-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Posts: 72
Pump the Brakes Kid!!

Alright so here is the run down, about less than a year ago i changed the brake pads and rear drums on my 01 wrangler. Now, about a month ago i lifted the jeep and come to think of it i cant remember if the brakes were sensitive before the lift. So here is where my problem is..... Idk if its cause of the lift or what but it seems that i have to push the brake pedal purrrty close to the floorboard to stop. Any ideas? new brake lines? thanks in advance

crivas19 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
The Rogue Moderator

::WF Moderator::
 
Cons_Table's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 7,396
Have u given them a good bleeding?

__________________
Poor Boy Racing The definition of the EVERYMAN Challenge!

Everyman Challenge XJ Build
Cons_Table is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-07-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,643
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
I'd check your pad wear first...if you went with larger tires and your pads were not of real good quality, they may have worn extra fast stopping the larger tires. Then I'd check for any leaks...if no leaks are found, bleed em out real good.

I'm no brake expert...just what I'd do...
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-07-2011, 01:15 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
senoJeoJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 45
if you've never changed the fluid now is a good time. while doing that check to see if you stretched the brake lines, or have them in a bind at any wheel position. also if you wheel it regularly go ahead and find somewhere to flex on to see if you may be damaging them while off road. and obviously re-check your pads and shoes and look for leaks, especially on the back of the drums.
senoJeoJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-07-2011, 03:36 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,473
Brake pad wear automatically gets compensated for every time you use the brakes - that's why there is no adjustment for it.

Sounds like when you added the lift it lengthened the E-brake cable - it was mis-adjusted before.

Try this - adjust the rear brakes properly:
Loosen the E-brake cable till it's very loose.
Tighten the shoes with the star wheel till the wheel will not turn. Back it off 3 or 4 clicks. It'll still be tight.
Have someone step on the pedal hard, then release it (that centers the shoes.) It'll turn easier now. If it's still too tight, back off another 3 or 4 clicks, then center it again.
Keep doing that until the wheel turns fairly freely.
Centering is very important - otherwise you'll back it off too far.

Then do the other side.
After it's adjusted right, adjust the E-brake cable.

If that doesn't do it - bleed the brakes the proper way. Do not have your helper pump the pedal - pumping turns the air bubbles into foam - it will never bleed right foamy.
A steady push is all it takes.
Picture trying to wash foamy soap bubbles down the drain - not easy to do.


If it's still at the bottom of pedal travel, replace Master cylinder - bench bleed and bleed the system again.

Let us know what it took to fix it.
__________________
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
rrich is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-08-2011, 09:22 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Posts: 72
alright so the brakes started acting up last night and i parked the vehicle and didnt want to take any chances. Upon inspection today i had no fluid in the resevoir So i thought well, why the hell dont i have any? Then i get under and my inner rim was wet with the brake fluid. look at the brake hose and it was crazy loose tightend up the bolt on the line and bled the brakes. good at new. all is well now
crivas19 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,473
That happened with my Jeepster. On a hard turn the tire touched the brake line - and unscrewed it just enough to leak. Check to make sure it doesn't come in contact - now that the lift is on.

__________________
It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
rrich is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92 YJ 2.5 Won't start, no power to the fuel pump eyeChrs YJ Tech Forum 15 02-14-2012 04:46 PM
97 wrangler no start got spark no power to fuel pump 97rangler TJ General Discussion Forum 12 05-11-2011 10:41 PM
2000 jeep wrangler fuel pump replacement madmilitia TJ Tech Forum 16 07-08-2010 03:40 PM
No Injector Pulse, 89 Wrangler 2.5 4 cylinder friendx4 YJ Tech Forum 20 12-17-2009 01:53 PM
97 wrangler no start got spark no power to fuel pump 97rangler TJ Tech Forum 7 12-15-2009 03:19 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC