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Unread 03-30-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
shaddady34
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Steering Knuckle/Brake Problem again!!

I replaced my passenger steering knuckle 5 months ago on my 2001 xj. The ledges where the pad rests on were getting worn grooves into them and thus the caliper was getting hung up. I replaced the entired knuckle pads and got a rebuilt caliper. Now 5 months later i start to hear squeaking from that area. What do you know but there is a little groove already starting to where on the ledge surface. Does anyone know how to avoid this problem from happening and an alternative to replacing the knuckle..... any suggestions wlould be appreciated!!

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Unread 03-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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get a welder

I used a grinder to clean back to clean metal then put a good blob of weld onto the effected area then ground it back down to the correct profile. I am not sure about the rights and wrongs of welding cast/forged? items but it worked for me and was cheaper and far easier than replacing knuckles.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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any other ideas why this is happening again after i replaced the knuckle and caliper??????
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Unread 04-11-2008, 08:28 PM   #4
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grease the sliders on the knuckles and the bushings on the calipers. I found that the brake grease they sell in the little packages at the check out desk at places like Advanced Auto seem to work the best for the bushings and sliders.

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