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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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I have a 82 CJ with 91 YJ Axles and brake assembly. After short drives front brakes are dragging heavily. I have changed rubber lines in case they have debris in them keeping residual pressure on calipers. Did not correct problem. I have looked over the steel lines can't find any kinks. Any other ideas could the fluid be getting hot brake line to close to header? Not sure any ideas to chase down would be appreciated. I was thinking of changing calipers next to see if they are getting hung up.
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Sometimes calipers just freeze up. If they are constantly hanging up, just replace them.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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could be slide bolts need cleaning or just bad calipers
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Thers a good chance the caliper is locking up. Common. But, not both sides at once. Not sure if you have that goin on. You didn't mention anything as far as one side or both.
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Before I changed the rubber lines problem was on the passenger, now after change and one drive the drivers side is dragging? that is why I was skeptical about changing the calipers, but I guess they both could be bad.
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Before I changed the rubber lines problem was on the passenger, now after change and one drive the drivers side is dragging? that is why I was skeptical about changing the calipers, but I guess they both could be bad.
I've had both sides go bad at about the same time.
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Make sure everything is moving freely and the surface that the pads slide on are not dented in keeping the pads from moving. My ZJ's knuckles are getting dented, i haven't had problems with them yet but i will if i do not do anything about it soon.
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