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#110 of 155 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee front brake noise
Dec 28, 2009 (9:14 am)
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.
#111 of 155 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee front brake noise [hrudolph]
Jan 05, 2010 (7:07 am)
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.
#112 of 155 Re: need help [robie2]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:34 pm)
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
#113 of 155 2001 JGC Brake Problems -- Help Please
Apr 10, 2010 (6:56 am)
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?
#114 of 155 noise in front brakes...I have it and know what is wrong
May 07, 2010 (10:10 am)
I found on my 1993 GC that the brake pads where they meet the wheel assembly there is a notch worn in the metal and the pads get caught in that notch and do not release away from the rotors...I have slotted rotors. It makes a terrible noise especially after hard breaking. If I lightly step on the brakes it goes away which tells me it is the brakes...I changed the brake pads out on a Ford Expedition and they have metal clips that go over the pad ends and the metal part on the wheel assembly so they do not wear. The exact problem the Jeep has. I bought some at the auto parts place and will try using them on the Jeep...if that does not work then I will have to file out the notch and have sloppy brake pads. Anyone else have this problem?? Sounds like some have and may not be aware of what is causing it.
#115 of 155 Anyone know how to bleed the brakes on a 1993 GC?
May 07, 2010 (10:12 am)
I know the basic procedure of bleeding brakes...bleed the furthest from the master first and bleed until no air bubbles...pumping the brakes between draws.
My concern is if there is anything that has to be done because of the ABS system.
Thanks in advance for the help
#116 of 155 Brakes do not work after standing 3 days
May 13, 2010 (1:46 am)
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. We have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee 3.7 Sport Automatic. We sell second hand vehicles. The brakes did not work at some stage after we bought this vehicle. We bled the brakes and then it was fine. That is as long as the vehicle was started or moved every day. If the vehicle stands for longer than 3 days they do not work you can push the pedal right to the floor. If you pump the brakes hard quite a few times they work. Also if you pump the brakes before the vehicle is started they work.
We have checked for leaks and have bled the brakes and all the valves are in the right places. Can you help perhaps saving us having to spend lots of money at the franchise.
#117 of 155 Re: Brakes do not work after standing 3 days [sherrylc]
May 18, 2010 (3:50 pm)
sounds as if your abs pressure is bleeding back check if there is a factory service bulletin on them
#118 of 155 98 grand cherokee
May 29, 2010 (5:16 pm)
We have a 98 Grand Cherokee Laredo and the brake lights will stay on sometimes. You have to put your toe under the pedal and pull up.
Does anyone know if there is an adjustment on it?
#119 of 155 brake adjustment
May 29, 2010 (6:04 pm)
yes the switch under the brake pedal is threaded and can be made to go closer or further away...be careful since the whole thing is made of plastic...it also affects the cruise control if the switch is made all the time (brakes lights on). Easy to take care of if you don't mind twisting into a pretzel to get to it.