96 Grand Cherokee (XJ?): Changing the brakes - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > 96 Grand Cherokee (XJ?): Changing the brakes

Smittybilt M1 Fender Flares + FREE Machete$40 off over $400 + FREE SHIPPING!!!Iron Rock Offroad products - get them from Kolak!

Unread 04-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Boston Mass USA
Posts: 4
96 Grand Cherokee (XJ?): Changing the brakes

Hi, I would like to learn how to change the brakes, both front and rear in the Cherokee. I'll need to learrn how to do this if I want to keep the jeep for a lot more than the 11 years I've already had it to stop it from bleeding my wallet. Is there something I should buy to help me along? I believe there are the technical manuals that jeep sells for like $1-200 that may help. Is there anything else? What tools will one definately need o get the job done? What tools are optional that will make the job easier? Any gotchas that I should be aware of?

Any advise at all would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jim

balson is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 763

First off, a 1996 Grand Cherokee is a ZJ.

Brakes are not hard to do as long as you follow some simple rules. One of the first things you'll want to purchase to help yourself is a large C-clamp to help press the caliper piston back into the caliper.

Do a search on this site for 'Brakes'

also, look here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/brakes-question-393118/

Check out ebay for 'manuals and literature' under ebay motors/car and truck parts.... A good Factory service manual (FSM) will be invaluable in all of your Jeep endeavors.
[B]2008 Jeep Wrangler X[/B] (Hard Top)
Incubus Off Road 511's with BFG 285/70-17

[COLOR="White"][B]1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport[/B]
4.0L/AW4, Yakima Roof Rack[/COLOR]
Vestjam is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-07-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
Registered User
1941 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: here
Posts: 4,006
It's very easy to DIY, no special tools needed, all metric sockets. Pick up the clamp as Vestjam suggested
When you go to auto store to get your break pads, pick up a Haynes manual, $15
It will give you basic idea about your ZJ + step by step routine maintenance and some repair info

zaq123 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


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.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.