Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

brake booster


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Grand Cherokee Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
5.9 andy
Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: brake booster Reply with quote

well I installed new brake pads and i bleed my brakes but for some reason my brakes are still a little squishy. i had some of my car buddies drive it and both said "i think ur booster is crap".

has anyone ever had this work done?
or dose anyone know what special things i will need (other than a new booster) to fix this?

i do NOT plan on getting this part out of the junk yard...after all last thing u wana go cheap on is brakes. i will proably get a rebuilt one from a specialty shop here in town.

if all else fails i will have to go to JEEP for it and pay an arm, leg and a finger. Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Brad The Best
Member


Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try bleeding the brakes , it wont hurt .

boosters are cheep usually and not difficult to install.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
5.9 andy
Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bleed them again?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
cajzmere
Member


Joined: 19 Jul 2005
Location: Rochester, NY AKA NY Tundra.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To test your brakes... Turn engine off, apply pedal and hold down. Should sink slowly. Still with engine off...pump up brakes and hold pedal, should stay firm. While holding, start engine. Pedal should sink slowly to a normal (when driving) position. This will test your master cylinder and your brake booster.
If it still feels "squishy", you probably still have air in your lines. Follow bleeding instructions to the letter. Do u have fresh new brake fluid? Brake fluid soaks up moisture fast if it sits around. Water in your fluid will feel "squishy" too. When you did the pads, did u use new brake hardware? Sometimes if u don't, your caliper moves around too much and can give a vague feel too. Did you touch the rear brakes? They may need adjusting after replacing front pads. Let me know more specifics. I'm real good at brakes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
5.9 andy
Member


Joined: 15 Feb 2007

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i did bleed my brakes i had my buddy help me (he is a good mechanic BTW) and we did add new fluid. as for new hardware, i used the old bolts and i greased them as directed and greased the other parts.
when i replaced my pad i did all of them except parking brake, which i still need 2 do, there is seriously no pads on the shoes.

i think we might have absorbed some moistue when we did it, but i remember that day was rather dry so i dont know.

ill test the brake system when i leave from school 2day.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Grand Cherokee Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group