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Post by chope045 on 12/23/2011, 2:24 pm

i got stuck last night and now my brakes are supper stiff and dont stop my jeep i bled them in a parking lot and the worked a lil barely enough to get me home but today they are stiff again and dont work

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Post by MudRaider on 12/23/2011, 2:40 pm

chope045 wrote:i got stuck last night and now my brakes are supper stiff and dont stop my jeep i bled them in a parking lot and the worked a lil barely enough to get me home but today they are stiff again and dont work

Just for the fun of it, can you lift it up in the air and see if the tires will turn? Once in the air, step on the brake, does that keep them from turning? When you bled them, did it shoot out forcefully when you were holding pressure? If they don't move after you have let off the pedal, try releasing the bleeder screw, sometimes the hoses go bad by swelling shut. Your foot will be able to push past it, but there isn't eno8ugh return pressure to get the fluid out of the wheel cylinder/caliper.
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Post by Guest on 12/23/2011, 2:42 pm

Have you opened the drums and checked to see if they are full of mud?

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Post by chope045 on 12/23/2011, 3:28 pm

its weird if my jeep is off they work fine but as soon as i start it up the are stiff havent checked the drums yet but when we bled them they seemed normal in how much pressure came out

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Post by chope045 on 12/23/2011, 4:15 pm

is their anyone in the orange park area that can come over and look at it

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Post by Guest on 12/23/2011, 4:40 pm

I wouldn't be able to get there till Monday

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Post by Guest on 12/23/2011, 4:45 pm

It would also help if you filled out "contact info"

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Post by Lil Pepè on 12/23/2011, 4:54 pm

Mud sucks
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Post by Guest on 12/23/2011, 5:04 pm

My brakes act up everytime I get in that stuff

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Post by Lil Pepè on 12/23/2011, 5:14 pm

Mud = work
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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/23/2011, 5:15 pm

could be a failed brake booster
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Post by MudRaider on 12/23/2011, 6:10 pm

Nick@HappyTrails4x4 wrote:could be a failed brake booster

With the info you provided after my post, the booster going bad makes sense. Feels ok when engine off, doesn't seem right when running. yep, sounds like a failed brake booster.
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Post by Guest on 12/23/2011, 6:16 pm

Maybe? How far did you drive after gettin "stuck"? How bad of a stuck was it? Have you Completely hosed the brakes out and off? I only ask because I know how mine acts after getting wet and muddy, they go to total shit.


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Post by DIRTY on 12/23/2011, 10:08 pm

Lil Pepè wrote:Mud = work
what he said lol!
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Post by DIRTY on 12/23/2011, 10:09 pm

or could be glazed over pads
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Post by MudRaider on 12/23/2011, 10:47 pm

I think some of these questions need to be answered before any other ideas are put out.
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Post by Lock~N~Low on 12/24/2011, 9:10 am

I think if you sing it a lullaby it will take care of that pesky brake grimlin. LOL. If you want to bring it by my house I can take a look at it for ya. I live in the middle of O.P. Give me a call. My phone number is in the "contact info " thread.
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Post by MudRaider on 12/24/2011, 10:50 am

Lock~N~Low wrote:I think if you sing it a lullaby it will take care of that pesky brake grimlin. LOL. If you want to bring it by my house I can take a look at it for ya. I live in the middle of O.P. Give me a call. My phone number is in the "contact info " thread.
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Post by chope045 on 12/24/2011, 12:18 pm

most the people ive talked to say its the booster but i cant find it on this jeep heres the best pic i can get

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Post by chope045 on 12/24/2011, 12:19 pm

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/attachments/f2/83982d1324675501-brakes-dont-work-brake_master_cylinder.jpg

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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/24/2011, 2:08 pm

its the big round thing that the thing in you picture is bolted to. it will have a vacuum line hooked to it also.
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Post by chope045 on 12/24/2011, 3:04 pm

a far as i can see i dont have a booster

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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/24/2011, 3:31 pm

Take a picture under the hood


you have an XJ right?

you either have a vacuum booster or a hydro booster.
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Post by chope045 on 12/24/2011, 6:00 pm

its a 91 cherokee limited

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Post by Nick@HappyTrails4x4 on 12/24/2011, 6:36 pm

chope045 wrote:its a 91 cherokee limited

does it look like this?
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