How in the world... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ 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 06-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Razorus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 50
How in the world...

...do you compress the caliper on the front brakes of a 94 Wrangler? (I've never done a brake job...noob) My manual says to pry with a screwdriver (not a clamp....book says that method doesn't work well in 1990 & later models), but I can't figure it out. I decided to wait until today and ask on the forum relatively anonymous as opposed to asking my neighbor AGAIN how to do simple stuff.

Razorus is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 07:56 AM   #2
Founder, ThumbJeeps

WF Supporting Member
 
Chris Larabell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mid-Michigan/Thumb
Posts: 4,062
I use a C-Clamp, directly in the center of the piston and do it slow so it does not crack anything. Also, take the cap off your master cylinder so the fluid has somewhere to go. The screw of the C-Clamp goes inside the piston so its alligned straight. Or, you can use a pad to push it in straight like this...





The first time you hit the brakes, you need to pump 'em up. Then check your fluid again to be sure its leveled off on full. And if you hang the caliper there, be sure to tie it up with wire, do not let it hang on the brake hose.

__________________
-Chris
Founder, ThumbJeeps. Mayville, Michigan
"roads are boring"


1994 Wrangler YJ I6 4.0 H/O Auto 3 spd. 3:55 Gears
Chris Larabell is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland. Ky
Posts: 361
I can only tell you how I've always done it with every vehicle so far .
Take cap off ( where you check fluid at )
And use a wrench on the inside of caliper laying flat then use a large c-clamp and go real slow . The wrench ( or whatever else will lay flat ) will keep the piston going in straight .
VoodooShot is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland. Ky
Posts: 361
Lol we posted same time !
VoodooShot is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #5
Hardcore Jeeper
 
Peepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
I typically use a c-clamp to compress the piston back into the caliper.
__________________
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle


ΣΧ
The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 08:11 AM
Thread Starter
  #6
Jeeper
 
Razorus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 50
Thanks guys...remove the bolts that hold the caliper in place first, right?
Razorus is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 08:22 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
minigfather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 226
Yes...
minigfather is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 08:46 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
Razorus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 50
Thanks for the advice. I've decided to take the afternoon off and get this done. I will post an update when finished--or--a for sale ad "94 Wrangler, needs front brakes, have parts"
Razorus is offline   Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 10:15 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland. Ky
Posts: 361
Won't take you long . When you get use to it you can change em fast . I can 15 min a wheel .

VoodooShot is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Rekindled with the Wrangler World!!! :-) hopenluvgirl WF New Member Check In 9 06-05-2011 01:14 PM
2012...The End of the World! KDirty87 Off-Topic 18 03-23-2010 09:37 AM
World Superhero Registry... tiny terror Off-Topic 15 01-27-2009 07:17 AM
The Hoff brings the world together.... tiny terror Off-Topic 4 08-18-2008 08:01 PM
Dumbest Kid in the World? mr4x4 Off-Topic 0 02-02-2007 01:11 AM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.