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Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Brake Problems



  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    on my 2000 grand the brake peddel return is the boster it self when you get brake drage just put your toe under the brake peddle and lift tworde you see if releases the brakes if does then look for binding in the pins that conect the boster to the peddle
  • airock2000 did you ever find the answer to your problem because I have the exact same issue and it is driving me crazy trying to find an answer.
  • Yes, I did! I had recently replaced the u-joints in the front wheels and part of the spindle got broken a bit with the hammer, so when it was spinning the abs sensor was not picking up the correct reading, so at low speeds it caused the abs to kick in and go haywire. What I did was disconnect the abs sensor in the front wheel and it turned the abs off, now my brakes work fine.
  • Hi all!

    I've got a 2004 Grand Cherokee (Limited, 4.7V8, etc) that is coming up on 150K and is in need of some new brake components once again. Rather than go to the shop and get bent over like usual, I'm going to just tackle this one myself. I've done it before, so that's not the issue. My problem is that I don't know what pads and rotors to go with.

    Now, I'm not looking to cheap out here. I'd like to get some pads that offer good performance for towing. I pull a 12 foot open trailer for both work and play, with loads ranging from a couple motocross bikes to 2000 pound of various raw materials. So towing performance is mandatory.

    Conversely, this Jeep- despite being dearly loved- has seen a hard life of work, play and roadtrips, and wil probably be lucky to see 200k, so I don't want to get anything too expensive. Just something to last me the life of the vehicle.

  • Ah, jeez, I don't know how I ended up posting in this, I meant to start a new discussion. Sorry.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    This is probably as good a place as any. People tend to follow exisiting discussions and may not see a brand new one anyway, especially if it seems to be a "duplicate".
  • Hi James,

    I just finished my brake job this afternoon. I went with the ceramic pads from auto zone. They all had a life time warranty. so I went with the cheep ones. I found out during my pizza delivery days that the metallic pads did last longer but the rotors didn't last as long. If you need to take the rotors off, good luck!. You need to get the retaining clip off the stud the get the biggest hammer you have and beat the hell out of it to loosen it off the hub. use a piece of wood to protect the rotor.
  • hello, i have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee overland. i just changed the front rotors and pads and also changed the rear rotors and pads, i have a squeaking noise coming from the back, i had the same noise before i changed all the parts. anybody know what the problem is? plz help the noise is driving me nuts!
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    rear wheel bearing?
  • well what happened was i changed the brake pads and rotors on the rear and the noise stopped for 3 days and now its back as it was before i changed the rotors and brakes,,
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    could still be a wheel bering as you shake stuff up when you work on it

    try to find the side that makes noise then then jack up that side and turn wheel to see or feel roughness as you turn the wheel
  • Hi. I just bought a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and it needs rear brake pads and rotors. I took it to the dealer and to other auto care center and the difference in the price from both places is $83. Is it worth paying that extra in the dealer? What could be the difference in the results? I'll appreciate any suggestions, thanks
  • Hi,
    I just put new calipers,pads and rotors. We bled brakes. Could this be the brake booster ? How hard is it to replace? :cry:
  • My daughter has this car and everytime she touches the brakes the car shakes and sounds like metal hitting metal. My boyfriend was going to replace the pads but when he checked all 4 were good. She is away at college and says its getting worse. What could it be???
  • Hello I have a 2001 JGC Limited. I'm getting a weird clankin or clicking noise when coming to a stop also I could feel it in the axle like if something is slowing it down. I changed the rotors and brake pads on all 4 wheels and just recently got new tires. this problem has been going on for about 3-4 months now. usually it happens when driving far or If I brake hard. Anyone have an idea of whats going on?
  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    check you front drive shaft

    took mine out and drove jeep had bad cvjoint at lower end and that was the problem
  • Hello all, this may have already been asked and I missed it, but I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 6cyl with 76,000 miles that I just purchased. After starting the vehicle, the first few times that I hit the brakes, it makes a substantial squeak in the front end on the drivers side. After a few times of applying the brakes, the sound goes away and usually does not appear the rest of the ride. The next time I go somewhere, it happens again. I am thinking that it may be the rotor and once it gets warm the problem goes away. The previous owner said they had it looked at several times and the brakes replaced and it never fixed the problem. Any ideas/comments are appreciated.

  • I would check out your wheel bearings. Due to bad bearings the noise stops when they heat up. I dont see a problem being with the brakes.
  • robie2, I have a 1989 Grand Cherokee that has the same problem. What I have found out so far is that if I use Partial Four Wheel Drive, both the front and rear brakes work properly. I am not sure what the remedy is for the rear brakes not working in 2-wheel drive at this time. I would be curious to know if what I have been doing to get all of my Jeeps brakes to work will help your problem. If I figure this out, you will be the first to hear from me.--Phil
  • twintstwints Posts: 2
    Problems with REAR brakes. Have replaced both rear calipers, pads, rotors, brake lines; all emergency brake assembly and hardware is NEW. Pads are engaging onto rotors @ 20+ mph with rubbing sound like initial wear-in of new pads to new rotors and turning rotors blue and glazing pads. Truck stops square and noise stops when brakes are applied. Looking at proportioning valve now. Where is the proportioning valve located on this vehicle? Any other ideas?
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