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hey everybody

well Ive got a Yj with a 44 front, and 9 inch rear. From day 1 the brake pedal has always been "low", and when I went to get it inspected it didn't fail for this, but the inspector did tell me pedal was too spungy for his liking. I want to firm up the feel and hopefully gain a little stopping power. I had the pads off it the other day and both front and rear pads have lots of life left so i know thats not an issue.

should i try bleeding?
 

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http://pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Brakes/

Learn something and diagnose your low pedal symptom at the same time.

Brake Bible said:
“Low Pedal” is the term used to refer to a brake pedal that requires an excessively long stroke to fully apply the brakes. What we are experiencing with low pedal is a deflection limit. In some cases, the brakes work only after being “pumped” a few times. What’s happening here is that the driver is able to displace more fluid more quickly than the callipers retract, and is therefore able to provide the volume required by pumping the brakes. This is usually a symptom of incorrect valving, such as lack of required residual pressure valve.


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