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11-30-2008 03:20 PM
Sb5551 I know its crazy isnt it. This is why I dont trust other techs.
11-30-2008 03:13 PM
jpdocdave so what you guys are saying is the rear brakes have to be together properly and adjusted correctly to function???? weird.
11-30-2008 02:45 PM
Sb5551 Thats kinda weird I just came inside from doing the same exact thing on my jeep. My rear brakes were out of adjustment causing them to lock up in the snow and rain.
11-30-2008 01:47 PM
TJ Gordon Well I think i found the problem as I was getting ready to adjust the rear shoes again just to double check things, I saw the right rear brake adjuster cable was off the half moon clip behind the spring so I put that in the grove & then that brake was lose, so I adjusted it & then checked the other side to it seemed to help.

I took it up & did several reverse stops to see if it adjusted more & then stopped on a couple snowy spots & it seemed to help alot & I even notice on dry pavement I now have rear brakes helping which makes it stop even better!

It just goes to show you double & tripple check your work DOH !!!

I feel better about letting the wife lose in the snow now as she can wreck on dry pavement let alone snow covered streets ha ha ha !!!
11-30-2008 12:43 PM
TJ Gordon
Rear brakes not engaging proper!

I have a 1999 TJ sport NO ABS for my wife & this summer I noticed the front brakes were engaging harder causing us to slide while backing the boat down a wet ramp.

Plus I had a pull to the left so I replaced all the rotors Drums & pads & all seems fine till I take it out on our first snow today.

The fronts lock up before I get any rear brakes.

I've done several brake jobs on maybe 200 to 250 cars & trucks in my life so I use a vacume power bleeder & I replaced all the rear brake springs & they all matched up fine.

My E brake has about 1.5 to 2 inchs of pull & it's engaged. So I feel there adjusted right.

I used the brake pedal plus the ebrake & it stops great no front lockup or sliding but if I just use the brake pedal alone the fronts lock up & cause the front to start sliding no mater how soft I try to engage them??

I'm going to go out & jack up the rear & see if I'm getting any rear brake from the pedal.

Is there a preportion valve I can adjust or is the master cylinder bad ??

I need to fix this or I know my wife will have a wreck at some point this winter

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