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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:35
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Is something supposed to be in here?



I can't remember if fluid was previously on BOTH sides of the master cylinder or if this is normal. Reason why I'm checking is that my rear passenger wheel cylinder just went out and leaked some fluid. Haven't had time to fix it so I checked my fluid level to make sure I wasn't out and was surprised to see one side empty and one side full. Anyone want to confirm for me whether this is how it should be or if I'm running out of fluid? I couldn't find any markings suggesting where the level should be on either side of the MC.

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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:42
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

YES!!

put more fluid in it and fix that wheel cylinder!
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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:45
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

Crap that's what I didn't want to hear lol. So is that side for the rear brakes and the bigger one for the fronts? If I add more fluid won't there be an air pocket and will I need to bleed them? I hate brakes =( What happens if I use it for a while without fluid? lol
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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:46
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

They should both be about 95% full!!!

WOW!!!!

The something, is brake fluid, by the way, LOL.

The small front one is for the rear, the large rear one is for front brakes.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:47
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

yeah you will need to completely bleed the rears after you fix the wheel cyl because your MC has run dry. bet you don't have much of a pedal right now, do you?
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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:50
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What happens if I use it for a while without fluid? lol
NO NO, fix. The issue in question are the BRAKES!

wheel cylinders are stupid easy. and yes you will need to bleed them, but to save fustration you can pick up a set of "speed bleeders" which have a check valve in them and make bleeding easy.

Please don't continue to drive with this issue, just fix it!
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Old March 8th, 2012, 19:55
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

Okay okay lol. I know the something is brake fluid lol, hence why I checked when I had the issue with my brake cylinder. Will add to the fronts and get those rears done asap. N8N, nope not much at all, it still brakes but it's a lot closer to the floor than when it was proper. Thanks for the tip on speed bleeders =)
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Old March 8th, 2012, 23:55
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

You have front brakes, and thats it! So you have about 70% of normal brakes, and the bias is all screwy, wouldnt drive that in the rain! Or at highway speeds.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:42
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....wouldnt drive that in the rain! Or at highway speeds.
Shouldn't be driven at all.....
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Old March 9th, 2012, 13:43
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

^ what he said. No rear brakes is better than no front brakes, but neither condition is really safe for anything other than "WTF just happened? I better get home."
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Old March 9th, 2012, 15:21
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

*checks location*

whew. Nowhere near me...

yeah, you need to fix that wheel cylinder and fully bleed the brakes immediately.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 15:56
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*checks location*

whew. Nowhere near me...

yeah, you need to fix that wheel cylinder and fully bleed the brakes immediately.
LOL, I just check the location TOO , LOL!!!!
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Old March 9th, 2012, 15:58
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I hate brakes =( What happens if I use it for a while without fluid? lol
You could always try Fred Flintstone brakes, Yabadadoo!
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Re: Is something supposed to be in here?

When I first got my 99 the brake light was on at the used car bozo lot somewhere in no speake english. I wasn't to tech savvy back then so i bought into their bs. They told me because the third brake light wasn't working it was to alert me the bulb was bad. I checked the fluid it was low and taadaa brake light off.. Then I started pumping the brakes and the line going from the master cylinder to the rear drums was rusted and then it looks like someone tried pinching it. I wanted to go back to this place and beat the living crap out of everyone.

Some how though the brakes worked perfectly fine for the font and the pedal wouldn't shoot to the floor. The stealership sold me the ENTIRE pre molded line from the master to the rear drums for only 30$ best buy ever at a jeep dealership
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They told me because the third brake light wasn't working it was to alert me the bulb was bad


Good one, I need to remember that one, much better than bumper bearings or blinker fluid BS!! LOL
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