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Thread: Brake Problems - CJ3A

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    Brake Problems - CJ3A

    While I'm at it - let me also plea for help on the brakes:

    I currently have to pump the brakes three times to get pedal after doing the following:

    replacing all four wheel cylinders
    adjusting eccentrics on all four wheels
    bleeding the brakes at least 4 times
    replacing the master cylinder

    Perhaps I am not bleeding them correctly

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    I'm not a brake guy, but two questions come to mind:

    A: How many times have the drums been turned? If they are oversized, they can need a longer throw to get things going.

    B. Brake linings? New, worn?

    C. Here's a place to get more information:

    These folks know everything about CJ-3's

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    Hey LarrBeard, I never answered your questions:

    Drums turned - no idea - they look good to me.
    Brake linings - new on the rear, front look good probably 1/8" thickness and not brittle

    Front eccentrics were not working properly, so I replaced one and the bottom adjusters were frozen - I tore down the front hubs this past weekend and have cleaned everything and will re-assemble and try it again. It is probably a combination of eccentric/bleeding issues.

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    Are you seeing the pads move on the first few pumps?

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