Steering Knuckle/Brake Problem again!! - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 03-30-2008, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
shaddady34
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: maryland
Posts: 66
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!!

shaddady34 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 03-30-2008, 03:17 PM
sprintagogo
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,402
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.

Rollin on 32'zzzz

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post
Who's eric?
Quote:
Originally Posted by HornedFrogHooah View Post
Sprintagogo, you're absolutely amazing. I don't care what they say about yall over across the pond - you're a godsend!
sprintagogo is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-11-2008, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
shaddady34
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: maryland
Posts: 66
any other ideas why this is happening again after i replaced the knuckle and caliper??????
shaddady34 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-11-2008, 09:28 PM
SilverXJ
Senior Member
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Bedford, PA
Posts: 987
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.

Last edited by SilverXJ; 04-11-2008 at 09:55 PM.
SilverXJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Brake Problem, Need New Hub Assy or Bent Knuckle? natetuff XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 10 07-01-2009 08:41 AM
Brake rails on steering knuckle grooved. Redgord XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 4 05-03-2009 08:49 AM
steering knuckle fix silentneko XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 6 04-04-2009 07:26 AM
over knuckle steering ????? jeepin4u XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 2 03-22-2009 03:51 PM
Steering knuckle jeepsterwannabe XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 2 09-03-2005 08:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome