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62 Cj5 Brake Question

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Trikeman72, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Nov 9, 2018
    Trikeman72

    Trikeman72 New Member

    Phoenix Arizona
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    ok so this been sitting on stands for ages so I wasn't too mad when I couldn't turn front drums.
    Im going to move it to another spot in yard via engine I hope but pushing isn't out of possibility not moving it far lol. Anyhow
    I took the 3 screws out of the drum gave drum a whack with hammer and it popped off.
    I slid drum back on and can spin the wheel (hub) just fine. So I put three screws back in tight and wham can't move drum ‍♂️
    If I loosen screws so they barely touch drum then it moves so I'm worried I have some kind of problem.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    PeteL

    PeteL Member Sponsor

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    Tried backing off the adjusters? Sounds like one shoe is tight.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2018
    mike starck

    mike starck Sponsor Sponsor

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    You could have a frozen wheel cylinder piston. Time for brake job ? Very common to have those cups corroded and stuck in bore. New cylinders are cheap now days.I used to hone the heck out of those old wheel cylinders trying to save them ,but china changed the game.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018
    Trikeman72

    Trikeman72 New Member

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    Oh I have no idea nothing was leaking so I just put new hoses and a line kit on.
    I'm about due for shoes
    I guess I'll go ahead and put new wheel cylinders and shoes on the front and get the drums turned

    I haven't tried to bleed the brakes since I put all the new stuff on just filled mcy
     
  5. Nov 10, 2018
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

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    Those brakes are easy to do. I backed off the adjusters while in the garage just for moving them around since it will be awhile.
    Got one front wheel frozen now so it is on skates. (probably a frozen wheel cylinder). The frame is painted, the clutch is stuck, body off, so now it is time to re-do all the brakes.
    New master cylinder, steel lines, rubber hoses, wheel cylinders, etc. Those parts are't that expensive for the reliability and safety you get. Haven't done it yet until I dedice if I want to go to 11in brakes.
    Probably the best idea. Need to take off the brake and clutch cross shaft and get that machined since the play cut a key slot in the floor pan.
    Had one Jeep that the brakes were so frozen, I carefully ground off the back head of the retaining pins, knocked it off, so the shoes would collapse and took off the drum. It had been sitting a long time and the wheel cylinders were stuck and had worn so far into the drums, the drum could not be taken off.
    Welding in new floor pans. Once I finish the body, it should bo back together quickly.

    Dave
     
  6. Nov 10, 2018
    Trikeman72

    Trikeman72 New Member

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    TBH I didn't try I've been checking manual trying to figure out how they work
     
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    Henri Watson

    Henri Watson New Member

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    Speaking from recent experience I'll tell you to be extremely careful not to lose your wheel cylinder links when you replace the cylinders. You won't find replacement ones.
     

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