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    Brake Problem

    I have a 95 2.5L and Last night my e-brake light went on and the brake pedal felt a bit spongey. So today I checked to see if it was a wheel cylinder and when I took the drum off it was wet inside. But when I checked the fluid level it looked pretty full. So I topped it off and drove it and used the brakes quite a bit and rechecked the fluid and there was close to no change in the level from previously. So what could this be? Wheel cylinder? Master Cylinder? Air in the lines? Anything else someone may think of that I haven't? The only leaking I have seen is where it was wet inside the drum.

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    Its probably the wheel cylinder, once it busts its squirt out fluid and the braking will still work but it wont be 100%. Overtime your brakes will wear unevenly too. You can just go to a NAPA or Autozone and pick up a new one, they're like 10 bucks.If its an old jeep id also recommend changing the brake line because they often get rusted so bad they strip. New brake line is also only only a couple bucks.
    P.S. DO NOT pump the brakes with the drum off or you'll just blow the wheel cylinder again.

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    It could be the rear axle seal that's leaking also. Did the fluid smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erock View Post
    It could be the rear axle seal that's leaking also. Did the fluid smell?
    x2. Smell the fluid. It may be Differential Gear oil and not brake fluid. Gear oil has a very pungent smell and is thick. Brake fluid has a very light smell and is thinner.


 

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