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#132 of 155 Brake problems!!!!!!!
Jan 10, 2011 (7:14 am)
My 2004 Grand Cherokee is having brake issues - it either has good brakes, '' soft'' brakes or I have to put the pedal to the floor. I have had the brake fluid flushed recently, also the dealership has bled the lines. I never know what I am going to get when I mash the pedal, it has 114k miles but I didn't have any problem til I took it in for routine maintenance and they said it would be a good idea to flush the brakes. 3 mechanics(including the Jeep service dealer) have looked at it, one saying that some trash may have gotten in the ABS module when that service was done. I am a novice.... this mechanic said I may have to replace the ABS module --about $800 for turnkey ..........any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.... if not I will take it BACK to the dealership and probably get hammered Thanks!!!!!
#133 of 155 Re: Brake/Caliper installation [tcanter]
Jan 11, 2011 (4:53 pm)
hey been reading up on my brakes. those bolts actually stretch!! the manual gives specific dimensions on those bolts for that reason. you are supposed to replace them if they are 1 mm longer than spec. go get a manual...
#134 of 155 Grand Cherokee power brake booster
Feb 26, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee, I love it! But..I bought it used and after only 2months, I was backing out of my driveway and noticed the "Hissing" noise" coming from under the brake pedal as you describe. I went online and found other of same model with same. There is a recall I read for this in the 1998 model..of which my 1999 should be included as manuf. date is 1998. NHTSA Campaign ID 98V0Z3000 on 1998 -2-10 is the last info I found. I went to a dealer in SHvn Miss and was told there was no recall for this....they lied...the cost to fix is high, the part new $150appx and there are some used but beware...it doesnt seem to be the booster as problem, my brakes work...the seal around the diaghpram is torn or split and it causes loss of power and surges in ideling...I dont want to pay as it should be dealer fix..anyone with luck in getting a dealer to fix theirs, I want to know! Chrysler should fix this! I am going to try again as I now live in CA. I can see the tear in the rubber diaphragm! it alsow robs gas milage. dkf
#135 of 155 Re: 2002 Cherokee rear brake noise [rsjeep]
May 26, 2011 (4:12 pm)
I know this post is a few years old, but I am having the same problem with my 04 grand cherokee. It is coming from the drivers side rear wheel; like a squeeking and popping sound when I brake. Yesterday it became constant without the braking and then my caliper locked up. Replaced the caliper today and after a few miles, back again. I am just wandering if you ever figured out what was going on with yours. I was thinking maybe it was a berring or something.
#136 of 155 Re: 2002 Cherokee rear brake noise [scottyb77]
May 27, 2011 (7:54 am)
Mine was a bad master cylinder and reservoir. I tried bleeding the brakes and on my front driver side no fluid would come out, just air. So I knew there were no blockages in the line. I replaced the master cylinder and reservoir (the reservoir was in tact but old) and the problem stopped.
#137 of 155 Re: 2002 Cherokee rear brake noise [scottyb77]
May 27, 2011 (10:32 am)
I replaced everything rotors,pads and calipers. All fine after that.
Rotors on this model have many problems with warping.
Maybe they are warped and putting odd amount of pressure on calipers ?
#138 of 155 Hopefully -fingers crossed-
May 28, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I am thinking that is it. Its a timed sound so it has to be rubbing in the same spot each revolution. I ordered front/back drilled n slotted rotors with ceramic pads so I could cut out the heat problem a little too. Thanks for the help on this one.
#139 of 155 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [scottyb77]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:36 pm)
Pulsating front brakes on my 2000 Grand Cherokee. I finally resolved this long standing problem. There was a campaign to replace the rotors, calipers and pads, and had this done back in 2001, but continued to have pulsation. This model has had continuous brake problems. The campaign resulted in new calipers which are silver in color which take the Akebono brake pads. I installed new standard Bendix brand rotors and Akebono ceramic pads. Well 10,000 miles later and still running good. I have installed Akebono ceramic pads on another vehicle, and what an improvement! Can't say enough good about these pads. They cost a little more, but well worth it.
#140 of 155 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [mike1214]
Oct 21, 2011 (1:22 am)
What do you mean about a campaign? Did Jeep pay for rotors ?
#141 of 155 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [ddietrich]
Oct 21, 2011 (9:49 am)
Yes Jeep paid for the rotors too. The new calipers (silver) were redesigned for Jeep by Akebono. When they did the work, the new calipers did not have Akebono pads in them which is why I probably still had pulsation problems down the road. If you look at Rock Auto.com they show two different calipers, silver and black, which is Akebono and Teves (ATE). The Teves calipers would twist when engaged which is why the campaign was initiated to replace them. The Akebono calipers replaced the Teves calipers. I am really happy with the brakes now. They work and feel great!