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Unread 06-29-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Need your help: Removing Calipers from Rotors on 1999 Grand Cherokee 4x4, front

Hello! Thanks for checking out my thread.

Anyway, I am preparing to replace my front rotors and pads on my 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, and I pulled a wheel off today to take a look.

QUESTION: What is the best way to get the calipers off of the rotor? Should I remove the 2 allen screws that hold the caliper to the brackets, or the two nuts that hold the caliper brackets to the truck...OR both? I loosened up the 2 allen screws, and that seemed to do nothing...the caliper would not come off...easily anyway.

Does my question make sense? Obviously, I do not do this kind of work every day. Your advice would be appreciated. THANKS!!!



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Unread 06-30-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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Taking off the allen bolts is all that's needed to take off the caliper. If your going to take off the rotor (to resurface or replace) then take off the caliper bracket after taking off the caliper. Hope this helps
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Unread 07-01-2004, 07:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. When I loosened the 2 allen bolts the other night, the caliper still seemed "stuck" to the rotor. Should I pry it of with a screwdriver?
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Unread 07-01-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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You will need to compress the caliper piston with something to get the pressure off the rotor(watch that the brake fluid doesn't overflow out of the master cylinder resevoir) I sometimes use a screw driver and/or a C-clamp., but be careful not to scratch the rotor (if you are reusing it).
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Unread 07-01-2004, 10:24 AM   #5
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Thanks RedBird!
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