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Newb brake question

Old 07-08-2012, 11:53 AM
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Hey guys so my rear drivers side brake cylinder failed on me yesterday. I got a new cylinder (and new brake shoes since they are worn too)..my question is...I know I have to bleed the brakes since I'm changing out the cylinder but do I have to bleed the entire system at all four corners or can I bleed that one side? This will be my first time bleeding the system. I just wanted to make sure.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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You would be better off if you did. If you not sure of the correct way. Start with the passenger rear, drivers rear, passenger front then the drivers front.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:00 PM
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yes start with furthest first,(right rear) than left rear, than pass. front etc. you should be flushing the lines as well thats why i suggested you do all 4. my connection is slow so i couldnt watch the vid, but there are many others as well. good luck http://youtu.be/eZpe5TBMjCQ
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Ok will do. Thanks guys.
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You only need to bleed the one you replaced, unless the master cylinder went empty. Then you would need to bleed the whole system. It's a good idea to bleed the whole system to flush the old fluid out, but you don't need to if you just replaced one wheel cylinder. You should replace wheel cylinders in pairs though.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:38 PM
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I actually ended up replacing both sides. One question though. I'm feeling a little drag from the rear brakes. Maybe its just me but the jeep seems a bit slower. I adjusted the screw(I don't know the correct name) at the bottom of the drum. I'm assuming its the parking brake wire that needs to be adjusted? What's the easiest way to adjust it?
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did you bleed the entire system as suggested? If not you should just to get the old nasty fluid out which is corrosive . about the dragging brakes jack up the back of the vehicland adjust that star wheel well you spin the tires just until they barely drag .
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