View Full Version : Cant stop my Jeep

05-01-2006, 10:44 AM
This has need driving me crazy. Ití feels like I have full brake pressure but I have a hard time stopping the Jeep. It will not lock up and the best I can do is come to a rolling stop. With the trailer behind me itís even worse and if I cant figure it out I wont be able to take the Jeep up to Goldbridge May long.

Does anyone have any suggestion on what I can check/replace? I have bled the brakes and it seems fine. Should I replace the master Cylinder?

05-01-2006, 10:57 AM
You obviously checked the pads right?That is how mine have always acted with worn pads.

05-01-2006, 10:59 AM
Yes the front and back pads have lots O meat left on them. I have replaced the caliper as well

05-01-2006, 11:02 AM
are they glazed?Maybe ruff them up a little.

05-01-2006, 11:05 AM
do you have a bulge in a brake line ?

05-01-2006, 11:06 AM
Have you tried double pumping. Sometimes Sue does that to me as well. My Master is on it's way out though... this I know :p

05-01-2006, 11:19 AM
this is an old problem that I have been living with. I'll check the brake lines but the pedal pressure seems firm, if anything a little too hard.

sj-x 500
05-01-2006, 11:21 AM
smells like gear oil on the rear pads. check it yo. did you ever clean them out after the infamous whipsaw trip where you blew your rear end up what... 2-3 times?

05-01-2006, 12:08 PM
is the pedal hard? could be your booster is on the way out

just my 0.2

05-01-2006, 12:16 PM
Excuse #345 in the big book of Jeep excuses.[f]

05-01-2006, 12:40 PM
I have this hillarious mental image of you and Bruce in your jeep. Kinda like the Flinstones..... maybe you shoul cut come holes in the floor to put your feet down :)

05-01-2006, 12:46 PM
I have this hillarious mental image of you and Bruce in your jeep. Kinda like the Flinstones..... maybe you shoul cut come holes in the floor to put your feet down :)

He doesn't need to cut any holes they are already there (rusty jeeps) [15] [15] [15]

Sounds like maybe a booster problem to me to a quick check for it . . . with the jeep shut off pump the pedal a few times then hold it down and start the jeep you should feel the brake pedal depress more once the jeep starts and the booster gets vacum.

05-01-2006, 12:47 PM
Thanks Nutbar. I'll check that tonight

05-01-2006, 01:06 PM
hey Kev, have you ever cleaned your rotors with brake clean on wd or stuff like that? If so, you may just have some build up on there, try scuffing the rotors and pads with some emery cloth or light duty sand paper, and wash them with soapand water, then scruff the pads up. (I just learned this one, apparantly a common problem)??? I was told if don't clean the rotors with soap and water then the cleaners (brake clean etc...) leave a residue behind, so once you put it back together and use the brakes all the residue puts a coating on the pads, and they will still look fine. Just a thought.......

In The Zone
05-01-2006, 01:10 PM
ya what nut bar said if it is reoccuring after many brake jobs the only items left are your booster or master

if you got a firm hard pedal i too would invetigat your booster...

could be a tear or hole in the diaphram

05-01-2006, 01:16 PM
Thanks all great advise. i will try all of this tonight

05-03-2006, 10:28 PM
I would say booster too, but if not, a brake hose(s) may be collapsed internally. Crack each bleeder, have someone press on the pedal, should be a good shot of brake fluid from each one. Seen a few collapsed hoses on older vehicles.

05-03-2006, 10:31 PM

05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
point it towards a cliff and jump out kev.. [wako]

05-03-2006, 10:39 PM

05-03-2006, 10:40 PM
if all else fails... cut a hole in the bottom of your floor, get a hockey stick, bolt through middle... and have a level sorta action going to the pavement... itll stop ya some time or another [cheers]