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Brake Pedal Hitting Steering Column

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by EFranzen, Aug 5, 2023.

  1. Aug 5, 2023
    EFranzen

    EFranzen Member

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    I have a 69 CJ5 that was a basket case and having an issue with the brake pedal is hitting the steering column. The pedal also seems to be a lot lower than the clutch pedal. Not sure if the clutch is high or the brake pedal is too low.
    Any ideas?


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  2. Aug 5, 2023
    PeteL

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    Has it had an engine swap, and maybe the PO modified (bent) the brake pedal arm for clearance?
     
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    Jw60

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    I suspect it has a clutch pedal on the brake arm.
     
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  4. Aug 5, 2023
    alpina72

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    They could have been accidentally swapped
     
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  5. Aug 5, 2023
    52M38-73CJ5

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    Bend it to clear and call it good. When the floor is in the petal bumpers will let them top out at the same height.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2023
    EFranzen

    EFranzen Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I bent it to provide some clearance and will lengthen the master cylinder rod to get it even with the clutch pedal. It's been a 2 year project and getting close to the finish line.

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  7. Aug 8, 2023
    Wingnut68

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    Looks nice! I used some heat and bent mine to fit. Can anyone share pics of the bumpers?
     
  8. Aug 9, 2023
    PeteL

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  9. Aug 15, 2023
    Wingnut68

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