Hello all! I am new to this forum but I am at my wits end with my '97 ZJ.
Here's the shortest version I can give.
Right front caliper froze recently causing steering wheel to turn violently back and forth until I was able to free the piston by driving on the highway rumblestrip.
Caliper boot was melted and pads/rotor were shot. Pads showed signs of wearing unevenly front to rear.
Since this event I have a steady pull to the right which gets really bad when braking. My wife will no longer drive her until fixed!
What's been done...
I have personally replaced all of the front brake components - pads, rotors, calipers, flex hoses. I have cleaned and lubed the slide rails. All 4 wheels have been bled to flush all old fluid. Wheel alignment has been checked good. Tires have been rotated. All front end suspension/steering components look good visually. No obvious signs of damage or unusual wear. Brake pressures have been checked good. Go to full pressure evenly and release evenly. Driving at 30 MPH, go to neutral, still pulls. Driving at 30 MPH, turn off ignition, still pulls.
I consider myself an above average mechanic having done all my own maintenance for 30 years. This one has got me stumped. I apologize for the length of this post. Any knowledge shared will be greatly appreciated.