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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Neewbie Jeep's Thread 1996 Grand Cherokee Limited

Hi all,

So I have bought a:

Make: JEEP
Model: Grand Cherokee LTD AUTO
Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG
Engine Size: 3960 CC

Was a blind buy of ebay, but I like it

So I decided to jack it up and take a look at the brakes and hub etc as I have a droning noise on the Front Left Passenger side..

I have up-loaded some images, It looks like the rear drivers side pads are wearing unevenly... would you change pads? disc's? both? or leave?
  • At the front you can see the rubber housing behind the wheels are also perished,
  • Other than that the hand break is naff and I am undecided as to changing the whole things it trying to adjust... for it to apply it needs to be pulled right up.
  • Whats the best thickness for disc's on jeeps before they need changing?


my-jeep.jpg   front-drivers-side.jpg   front-drivers-side-2.jpg   front-drivers-side-3.jpg   front-passenger-side.jpg  

rear-drivers-side.jpg   rear-drivers-side-2.jpg  

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Unread 03-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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The rubber boot behind the wheel is the CV axle, they aren't too terribly expensive to replace. I recommend checking the other side for a torn boot also.

Also, for preventative maintenance, I'd replace both sides at once.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:09 AM   #3
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Ok so I'm going to start with the hand brake, is there any photo guides on how to do this?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:13 AM   #4
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Ok so I'm going to start with the hand brake, is there any photo guides on how to do this?
Is worry about the CVs first.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:28 AM   #5
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I have ordered some boots to replace them
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #6
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I have ordered some boots to replace them
Ok bro. I normally replace my rotors everyother time I change my brakes btw. I Probly don't need to but still do.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
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Cool ta, the last picture I posted is my back rear brake which i think looks to be wearing slightly un evenly what do you think?
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Unread 04-01-2013, 03:27 AM   #8
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Cool ta, the last picture I posted is my back rear brake which i think looks to be wearing slightly un evenly what do you think?
Yea, the outer is defiantly wearing faster then the inner side.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #9
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Ok bro. I normally replace my rotors everyother time I change my brakes btw. I Probly don't need to but still do.
Hope you're saving those old rotors haha. I just turn mine, normally replace them every 4-5 brake changes.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #10
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Used a 12 volt pump to pump up my tyres and it drained the battery.... Yet this never happened on other cars I've had... Yet the battery charge sees fine in general just not when using gadgets.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:03 AM   #11
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One new battery installed , tested it and it's reading 12.6 volts, disconnected the positive cable and checked for drain didn't read anything so that's good hopeful,y was just a duff battery.
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