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Unread 10-24-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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2004 Grand Cherokee rotors

I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee that seems to warp rotors if you look at them cross-eyed. I am going on my third set of rotors in 36 thousand miles (as you can see I am not hard on my Jeep) I know there is a tech bulletin on the 2002 for rotors but I can't find any on my 2004 relating to brake rotors. I have a friend who has a 2004 as well and he is experiencing the same issues. Any help out there would sure be appreciated, you can email me direct at: markh42003@yahoo.com if you have any input. BTW it is the Columbia edition 4.7ltr H.O. thanks in advance.... Mark

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Unread 10-24-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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Hey Mark - this is a really common problem, even for you new WJ's that have the Akebono Calipers. Its a combination of uneven pressure and excessive temperature that causes the rotors to wear out. If you search on the forum, you'll see a ton of threads regarding the problem.

Basically - stop buying stock rotors. A lot of people have luck with the Brembo replacements. Some other guys have had luck with the discount brakes at Brakeplanet.com.

If you want to fix it right - Talk to Nick and buy his Stillen Rotos and Metal Matrix pads. You can get him at Kolak@aol.com

They aren't cheap, but supposedly they're the best.

Go over to www.wjjeeps.com, go into the expanded index, and start looking around at all the information on the brake problem - you're not the first!

Good luck!
(PS...I went the cheap route with Brakeplanet drilled and slotted....they haven't failed yet...but it hasn't been that long!)
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Unread 10-25-2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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I think there should be another class acion suit to cover the 2004 models.
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