Thanks a bunch!....I began answering here, just to help the CJs!
I will send you a message soon (Home-click on your name-look left-should find!)
I do have some info that you might want to see.
I have the '79 AMC Jeep Service Manual
Sorta didn't take care of it, I did not realize how valuable it was till I started needing it, years ago!
Now if you're gonna take it apart anyway...I suggest you invest in a set of, at Minimum, "MID GRADE" New pads....I do not know what you have now...At Autozone, Advance Auto, O'Riellys (The "Hot" Auto Parts Stores) $25-$30+ is what you want to spend, not "$15"!
I'm sorta going back and copying and pasting this next info!
This can be done on the vehicle (my preference) using two people, one pumping and one monitoring the Master Cylinder. I wrap string loops around the little hoses and tie a knot, as to keep the tubes from blowing off of the plastic adapters.
I take it one step further, by squeezing the little hoses with my fingers (as if I were a check valve) The VERY SLOW PUMPING OF THE PEDAL will push the fluid into the reservoir, BY MY PINCHING the lines (sometimes I force 'em against the Master Cylinder's edge with my finger), this will not allow it TO S.UCK AIR BACK, as you see IT S.UCKING back on him, in the beginning of this video....My way makes things faster, but if you did not tie the hoses to the adapters--THEY WILL BLOW LOOSE (lots of adjectives will be used!)
IS THIS KINDA WHAT YOU DID?
This is the basic procedure I use:
KEEP FLUID IN THE RESERVOIR AT ALL TIMES/ CONSTANTLY CHECKING!
START WITH FURTHEST OUT WHEEL CYLINDER, FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER, WORKING TO THE CLOSEST (RR, LR, RF, LF)
2 PEOPLE, ONE PUMPING, OTHER BLEEDING AND REFILLING
1-MAN BREAKS BLEEDER LOOSE-SNUGS IT BACK YELLS, "PUMP IT UP"
2 MAN-PUMPS 6-8 TIMES (YELLS "PUMPING") THEN HOLDS PEDAL--YELLS, "HOLDING"
1-MAN CRACKS BLEEDER...AIR/ FLUID SPURTS OUT
2-MAN YELL, "FLOOR", JUST BEFORE THE PEDAL, ACTUALLY HITS THE FLOOR
1-MAN TIGHTENS THE BLEEDER....WHILE IT IS STILL SPURTING OUT (NOT AFTER IT STOPS...OR IT WILL SUCK AIR BACK IN).....THEN YELLS, "OKAY---PUMP IT UP"
PROCESS STARTS OVER UNTIL SATISFIED WITH THIS WHEEL
YOU SHOULD HAVE THE DRUM BRAKES ALREADY ADJUSTED, BEFORE YOU DO THE BLEEDING PROCEDURE.
I HAVE SEEN DUMMIES BREAK OPEN THE BLEEDERS AND JUST START PUMPING AWAY......NOT GOOD!
With the front wheels up (one at a time is fine), someone standing on the brake pedal, can you turn the wheels by hand????
Need to know where to get/ find stuff....I may can help
I've had 7 CJ's, #1 was a CJ5 w/304, #2 was a '79 w/ 258 (pic below, in 1983)
I also colored the '79 diagrams, as I got tired of being confused when things ran together, as multiple lines paralleled each other...questions? I coded some, as I ran out of colors
I'm going no where....I live for this sorta thing!
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 3:31 PM