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24 Mar 2022 12:29 - 24 Mar 2022 12:29 #242473 by GrahamJimny
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The brakes on my Jimny 2004  have not been right since I got it. feel soft, or sometimes not there.
The handbrake never worked either.

I’ve bled the front right but couldn’t get the left bleed nut off front wheel.

My friend is round now and he said we should take the back wheels off, as he thinks its all somehow connected.

Is this right, will the adjustments in there - correct the handbrake as well?

Cheers
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24 Mar 2022 14:07 #242476 by GrahamJimny
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looks like there is a worn bush now behind the back left wheel.

Is that expensive to change?

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24 Mar 2022 14:43 #242477 by Roger Fairclough
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I assume that the "worn bush" is the wheel bearing? If so then there are a couple of strings concerning rear wheel bearings that will help you. They are within the last few days.

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24 Mar 2022 14:54 #242478 by Roger Fairclough
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To check which brake is causing the softness, you need to isolate each brake hose, front and back and then push down on the brake pedal,. It should feel solid after no more than 10-15mm to take up mechanical slop. At this point I have changed direction and would suggest you do a full brake fluid change and then come back to us. Yes, you will have to slacken off all the bleed nipples, there is no other way to do it.

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24 Mar 2022 17:47 #242484 by Lambert
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Worn suspension bushes can go one of 2 ways either you have a hydraulic press and they come out easy enough or you don't have a hydraulic press and have to fight them out with sockets and all thread, hacksaws and fire. Often it is cheaper just to get the arm off and ask a local garage to change the bush. Which ever way it's not a particularly novice friendly job.

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25 Mar 2022 11:11 - 25 Mar 2022 11:22 #242495 by GrahamJimny
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Cheers Lambert, yes I saw on YouTube a guy pulling them off. Looks like a real headache. I purchase the parts anyway, so may do the brakes myself and see what bolts are like around the suspension arm, and may take to garage to press out.

But I've got an MOT coming up so Im  very anxious myself. Theres a lot of cosmetic damage to the exterior shell, like cracks in bumper and sharp edges around wheel arches. Im hoping they will let that stuff go.
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25 Mar 2022 11:12 #242496 by GrahamJimny
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The brake shoes were completely gone! so Im guessing the guy who sold it to me saw this.

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25 Mar 2022 11:33 #242497 by Lambert
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No rear shoes would definitely affect brake performance fortunately they are an easy enough replacement. I'd look at repairs to any sharp edges on the body as they are usually a failure or at least an advisory. It's surprising how bad some bolts look for rust that still come undone.

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