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    Cleaning 1991 FJ80 Throttle Body

    My 91 was having some starting issues, it took a few too many turns to start up, it was rough and finally started hesitating on acceleration. Took the Mass Sensor off and cleaned that, pulled the intake tube and cleaned in there. Then loosened the throttle cable, pulled it wide open and used...
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Nah, just looked at my old one and thought, might as well.
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    If I lived in the Rockies, mine would see dirt way more often.
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    If I get into mud I'll just power wash the brakes. I live north of Dallas so this is more of a payment pounder.
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Didn't know about the Silver Banner, will look into it.
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    I borrowed a kit from Autozone and none of them would fit the axle opening to drive the seal in further. Your kit had one?
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Totally agree! Gotta save my penny's for awhile though. This set me back more $$ than I was ready for.
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Picking up again... Step 10. Bleed and test system without LSPV. Big difference. The rears are easy to lock up, but that is not a good thing as you can lose control. I dialed in the proportioning valve so the just barely start locking on aggressive stops. However, the fronts still didn't feel...
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Continuing the thread here. Step 5. Discover my second major issue. Rear axle seal failure. I noticed some oily grease on my passenger side rear drum so removed it to inspect. Yikes, no wonder I couldn't stop very well! Step 6. Rebuild rear brakes. Ugh, this is now been a 2 week ordeal with...
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    Upgrading 91 FJ80 front brakes to 95 brakes process

    Just finished my front brake upgrade on my 91 and wanted to post the process. Hopefully, it will help the next guy do this a little faster. I thought it would be a weekend job, and it would be possible, but I discovered a bunch of issues during the process. Ended up rebuilding the entire brake...
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    Drums don't stop at all after rebuid.

    Yeah, that's what I did. Once I could hear the pads rubbing and it became harder to turn the wheel, I backed off a turn. I might be able to tighten them up a hair more.
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    Drums don't stop at all after rebuid.

    Never heard of that before. I will lower it by .25" to see if that has an effect. Thanks for the insight.
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    Drums don't stop at all after rebuid.

    I I bled the brakes with the LSPV arm in the stock location, my truck is lifted 2.5" so maybe I should take it off, tie it up high and re-bleed the brakes? Thanks for your input.
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    Drums don't stop at all after rebuid.

    I have all four wheels jacked on the axle so I assume that would be the same as being on the ground, all the weight is on the axles. I did remove the LSPV arm and tied it in the full load position and it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm going to try to bleed the LSVP and if that...
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    Drums don't stop at all after rebuid.

    Since that Wilwood proportioning valve has one inlet and one outlet, I assume I need an M-10 1.0 elbow connector to eliminate the by-pass line up front? Do you happen to have a link to one of those?
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