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#147 of 154 1998 GC brake failure
Nov 21, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Twice in the past couple of weeks I have had a serious failure of the brakes on my 1998 GC. Both times I was slowing down rapidly. the first time I was deccelerating hard onto an expressway exit ramp and I thought I had skidded off the ramp. I hit the brakes hard and after a couple of seconds I was skidding all over the wet ramp. I found it extremely odd as I have never slid in my GC even on ice, let alone light rain. This is my thrid GC 95-98 and I have never had this problem. Then it happened again as I stopped hard for a chaning traffic light from 45mph on dry pavement. I hit the brakes and initially the jeep slowed, then suddenly the brakes stopped braking and the car continued on. I had to turn abruptly to avoid going into the intersection. I did not feel the ABS kicking in so that isn't it; it was as if I had taken my foot off the brake, but I hadn't. I did not feel the peddle travel any differently or release under my foot either time. Dealer has had it a week and cannot find any problem, nor can the test driver reproduce it. Both times I had been driving constantly for over 3 hours when this happened, if that might matter in determining the problem.
Nov 26, 2011 (10:02 am)
My son's 1999 jeep cherokee has had brake failure 3 times. The latest incident was on thanksgiving night while driving to a sale at target. thank god I was going slowly because after i let my son out to wait in line, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. There was a small child about to walk across the crosswalk when my daughter pulled the emergency brake and stopped us from hitting him. One year ago, the exact same thing happened while my 17 yr-old son was driving (thank god in a parking lot), and a few years ago we had the entire brake system replaced due to the brakes failing. Is this a defect with this jeep model? My husband has a 2006 model and he said the brake line is not rubbing against the inside of the ldft front tire like it is in the 99 cherokee. Is jeep willing to make any repairs due to the brakes failing? I can't imaging that this is an isolated incident with our jeep.
#149 of 154 brake failures
Nov 26, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Brakes are pretty simple devices...cylinders and a master cylinder that pushes on mechanical devices to grab or push against the wheels to stop. You have either blown a seal in one of the cylinders or more likely have a really bad master cylinder. Modern brakes have sort of a back up when one of the wheel cylinders goes out there are still two wheels that work since they have two chambers in the master cylinder. Two loose the whole thing you must be having a bad master cylinder. Scary stuff.
#150 of 154 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2000 Brake Issue
Nov 27, 2011 (5:39 pm)
I just had my front brakes replaced on my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport and am feeling a slight vibration on the peddle? I purchased Wagner brakes. Can someone provide any insight on what the issue could be? My jeep has currently 144,500 miles.
#151 of 154 Re: Jeep Cherokee Sport 2000 Brake Issue [nflyers1]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:17 am)
did you machined your rotor? that could be the problem
#152 of 154 Brakes locking
Dec 07, 2011 (1:17 pm)
Hi, why do my brakes, front and rear tend to lock my wheels into a slide when it is cold outside?
#153 of 154 1997 GRand Cherokee Brake Failure
Aug 01, 2012 (11:29 am)
I had some issues with my brakes and replaced my mastercylinder which worked for a month now. Then today my brakes seemed fine then at a stop sign I just lost brakes. Almost hit another car. I pulled over, no leakage I could find, MC had fluid, so I decided to try and make it home. While driving brakes were fine. Soon as I was not moving I felt them start to slip and then Jeep started rolling forward. I bled the brakes of course when I replaced the MC and no issues until now. It is over 100 degrees today and my engine seems to be really hot, but gauge says 240 so it's not too hot. NOt sure if heat would do this. Maybe MC was faulty? If anyone has had a similiar issue please let me know. I live in the country and cannot do ANYTHING without my vehicle.
#154 of 154 Re: 1998 GC brake failure [sallyls]
May 18, 2013 (6:49 am)
My wifes Jeep had the same issue.
1. slides on the calipers were corroded along with the brake pads, especially on the rear brakes. cleaned up the slides and replace the rear pads
2. flushed the hydraulic lines and put new fluid into the baking system. Brake fluid was very dirty. American car makers do not normally recommend replacing the fluid, but our Mercedes does. I took Mercedes lead and solved the problem