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Changing calipers on my 91 yj!

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Genos91, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Dec 4, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Genos91

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    Guys help needed! I drive a 91 yj 127 miles a day from home to work for the last 6 years! It developed a sticky drivers side caliper so this weekend I replaced both calipers, pads, rotors and bled the them! I’m still not getting any brake on the front calipers. Tried bleeding the brakes the old fashion way, gravity bleed and pump bleed. I’m getting a solid stream of fluid just no brakes! Help!!!
     
  2. Dec 4, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    Sounds like you have done everything right. I am at a loss. Try taking the calipers off the jeep and see if they will pump up. if so compress them down and reinstall them and try again with braking.
     
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  5. Dec 4, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    Thanks! At this point I’ll try anything!
     
  6. Dec 4, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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    Welcome! After checking the brakes as described post#2 and brake fluid levels then consider the source for braking power...master cylinder?
     
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    Welcome to the forum Genos91.
    Agreed with above posts. Pull'em off and see it they pump up. Make sure fluid level is topped off.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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    Which way are the calipers installed? I have seen a couple people install the calipers with the bleeders facing down. If they are installed with the bleeders down you will not be able to bleed them properly and that could be your issue.

    ~Jeff
     
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  9. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:34 AM
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    Good call Jeff! I have seen this also. Yes. Make sure your bleeder screws are facing up. If they are facing down they are on the wrong side left to right and right to left; swap them.
     
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