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Unread 09-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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How do I know what brake calipers I have?

I have an 02 WJ. From what I've read, they changes from Teeves to Akebono calipers in mid '02. So how could I identify mine?

I'm only asking because I need to get some front brake pads, anyone have suggestions on those too?

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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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if it was built before may of 02 then it has the teves caliper. i think you can find the build date on the driver door/door sill. or decode the vin maybe.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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I checked the vin and nothing. I'll check the build tag right now.

EDIT:
It said the mfg date was 08-01. So I'm assuming the Teeves?
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Unread 09-03-2009, 08:19 AM   #4
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Look at the caliper. Teves is on the right, akebono on the left:

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Unread 09-03-2009, 10:07 AM   #5
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You can also tell by looking at the "retaining clip" not sure of the technical term... The Teves has a skinny wire clip and the Akebono has a flat clip...I bought my pads at Napa and turned the rotors.
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