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cain45 05-30-2010 09:51 AM

Mushy brakes
 
I have a question about my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Hemi. My brake pedal is really mushy. I mean when you first apply the brakes the pedal basically mushes thru something (?) then goes on down and actually grabs. It's a weird feeling that my 2006 Grand Cherokee Laredo doesn't do. Any ideas on what may be wrong? I had the pads and rotors checked recently and they are all good.

gc4x4 05-30-2010 11:08 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cain45 (Post 214959)
I have a question about my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Hemi. My brake pedal is really mushy. I mean when you first apply the brakes the pedal basically mushes thru something (?) then goes on down and actually grabs. It's a weird feeling that my 2006 Grand Cherokee Laredo doesn't do. Any ideas on what may be wrong? I had the pads and rotors checked recently and they are all good.


Could be air in the system that needs to be bled or it could be the master cylinder/brake booster, but my bet is that you have air in the lines.

SvenskaJeepGuy 05-30-2010 11:59 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
yep, you have to bleed the air out of the system. air will compress but brake fluid will not.

cain45 05-30-2010 04:58 PM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
I was told this is the way the brakes are in Hemi powered Jeeps. Anyone with a Hemi in theirs have brakes like this?

SvenskaJeepGuy 05-31-2010 12:49 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
the brakes are the same regardless of engine size in WK jeeps (except the SRT8)

cain45 06-01-2010 06:07 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
What does the brakes being the same matter on a Hemi equipped Jeep? My 2006 brakes don't feel this way. Does anyone with the Hemi have that mushy feeling as well?

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-01-2010 11:39 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cain45 (Post 215581)
What does the brakes being the same matter on a Hemi equipped Jeep? My 2006 brakes don't feel this way. Does anyone with the Hemi have that mushy feeling as well?

because you didnt get air in your brake lines on your 06

cain45 06-02-2010 03:23 PM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
Dealer stated the brakes were normal for a Hemi equipped Jeep though. If there was something wrong with them why wouldn't they say? I would think they'd want the repair bill $$$ as well.

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-02-2010 03:25 PM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
then why start a thread if you already know the answer? mushy brakes=air in the lines, it has nothing to do with engine size.

cain45 06-02-2010 03:26 PM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
Because I wanted to know if someone who owns a "HEMI" has the same problem with the brakes. SO far you are the only one responding and you don't own a HEMI Jeep.

hobbes630 06-05-2010 01:45 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
you got air in the lines....go get a pump from autozone for like $30 bucks and some new brake fluid its really easy to do check out this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_bleeding

like he said above...engine size has nothing to do with brakes. It wouldn't matter if you had a hemi or not...a HEMI equipped Jeep means you have a jeep with a hemi engine thats all....why would it matter what type of engine you had when it comes to braking?

also... did you buy the jeep from the dealer which told you the brakes are normal? if the answer is yes then clearly they just dont want to bother with fixing it or you talked with someone who is partially retarded either or

anyways you can fix this problem with about $40 bucks and 2 hours of your time

cain45 06-05-2010 08:07 AM

Re: Mushy brakes
 
It would matter because the brake master cylinder/booster is different according to the dealer. No this Jeep didn't come from the dealer I took it to for service.


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