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Unread 05-13-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Rotor seizes when tire is torqued. What the?

Just installed a new caliper and rotor. Everything fit fine and is properly torqued. Everything moves perfectly, until ......... until I put on and torque down the tire. As soon as I tighten down the lug nuts everything locks up. Help?

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Unread 05-13-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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almost certainly the wrong rotor. The old vs newer style have a different offset so it's probably jamming against the caliper. Compare the two. The difference is obvious but not so much if you see them separately
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almost certainly the wrong rotor. The old vs newer style have a different offset so it's probably jamming against the caliper. Compare the two. The difference is obvious but not so much if you see them separately
I had this problem when I swapped out my 87 axle for a 95 axle. Figured I put the wrong rotor on so I put on the more shallow rotor. My caliper locked up and cause a fire so I got a new, loaded, caliper and new rotor for a 95. The new rotor is the deeper rotor. I *think* I have the wrong dust shield on. Working on getting the wheel bearing off now. After the caliper fire, the wheel bearing is being a pain to remove. Planning on replacing that as well. JIC.
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Unread 05-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #5
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Update:

Installerous moronicous strikes again. When I swapped out my '87 axles with 3:07 gears for '95 axles with 3:73 gears, I decided to use the wheel bearings from the '87 axles because they were cleaner. Last night I pulled the wheel bearing to remove what I thought was the wrong dust shield. Since I kept the bearings from the '95 axles, I compared them. Yup, the '95 wheel bearing is a different height than the '87 wheel bearing. Sometimes I could just smack myself at my level of stupidity for not checking the first time.
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its ok man, who would have thought the same axle would have different bearings on the same model of jeep
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Rebuilt the passenger's side and checked out the driver's side while I was at it. Everything is much better now.
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