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Jeep Liberty, Brakes, SUV
#88 of 100 brakes - lock up
May 24, 2010 (11:30 am)
I have a 2002 jeep liberty limited with 84,000 miles. The last 2 years when it rains my brakes seem to lock up which causes me to slide. i have had 2 brake jobs, drum cleaning and finally a drum replacement. None have solved the issue and jeep delaer is clueless. the only person who seemed to know what he was doing is no longer at the dealer.
my issue of the locking up is now starting to happen even when it does not rain - any ideas what this issue is??
#89 of 100 Re: brakes - lock up [meme12]
May 25, 2010 (6:13 am)
I have a couple of thoughts.
1. Is the proportioning valve in good working order?
2. Are the rear brakes adjusted correctly?
3. Are you still running the factory brake fluid and has the system ever been flushed?
#90 of 100 Re: brakes - lock up [winter2]
May 25, 2010 (7:08 am)
i brought her in for a tune up back in March - i dont recall them flushing out the brake fluid - i will bring it in again and have them check the above that you suggested
thanks!!!! this has been a very frustrating issue for me for the last couple of years and i appreciate your feedback
#91 of 100 Re: brakes - lock up [meme12]
May 25, 2010 (8:48 am)
Generally, brake system flush is not on the maintenance menu and you have to request it. Shop around as the price varies from place to place. Bringing your own fluid will generally save you a few dollars.
If the shop uses BG Products, which is good stuff, then go there.
If the rest of the fluids are original, like power steering, it might be worth your while to have that done too.
One other thought about the rear lock up is that you never mentioned if you had antilock brakes. If so, have the sensors checked.
#92 of 100 Re: brakes - lock up [winter2]
May 25, 2010 (12:42 pm)
i do have anti lock brakes - it sounds like i need to have all my fluids replaced and a few things checked:)
thank you - very much appreciated
#93 of 100 Parking brake assembly
Jun 04, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I have a 06 liberty diesel that was making a grinding, dragging noise from the rear drivers side wheel. When I removed the rear tire and brake rotor I found the remains of a aluminum rivet in the "hat" portion of the rotor. I then discovered that the backing plate that holds the parking brake assemble had come loose from the axle. It is only held in place by two small aluminum rivets. Has anyone else had this problem and how do you get at the backing plate to replace the rivets?
#94 of 100 locking breaks
Jul 15, 2010 (5:55 pm)
I have replaced the breakpads and the calliveter on my 2005 jeep liberty. What else could be causing them to lock up every other day
#95 of 100 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel Brake Problem [gmc11]
Aug 17, 2011 (10:42 am)
I am An owner of a 2005 Jeep CRD as well. I am now experiancing the brake problem that you were talking about in #82. I Have taken my jeep to the dealership back and fourth for over 3 months now. I was wondering if you had found out what the problem was. I am looking forward to getting my jeep fixed and just need and awnser and the dealership cant give me one.
#96 of 100 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel Brake Problem [cornbob01]
Aug 17, 2011 (11:18 am)
I finally told the dealer to replace the pads and to check the rotors. They resurfaced the front discs and found that both rear rotors were delaminated (junk). They put new rear rotors on and one of the rear calipers was seized so they replaced that. They replaced the pads on all four wheels. This solved the problem. The brakes felt like new again and the peddle did not fade. This was done at approximately 55,000 miles on the odometer.
#97 of 100 05 Liberty brakes locking up
Aug 24, 2011 (3:57 pm)
My 05 libertys brakes lock up intermittenly
One day there fine the next day I'm driving down the road and all 4 brakes slowly start to lock up to the point of not being able to move without pushing the gas pedal half way to th floor
Ive be told it's the proportional valve or master cylinder