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Unread 01-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
swamppro
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Brakes sticking??

Having an odd headache. About 2 weeks ago after driving 180 miles on the way back for a work function my jeep felt weird. When I slowed down coming off interstate it felt like a warped rotor when applyong the brakes. Then it was felt even when not hitting the brakes. Got home and drivers front rim was hot.

Was gonna bring to shop but never acted up again. Thought brakes were sticking and then solved themselves, trash or something.

Today, drove 100 miles pulling my trailer and not a problem the way there. On the way back on interstate no problem. I stop to get extra ice for fish and when I leave I hit my brakes going up a bridge and it does it again. This time so bad it felt like my truck was bogging down and you could feel it severely in the steering wheel. House was right around the corner and naturally wheel was hot.

Cleaned fish and went for a drive and now no problem again.

What would be causing this?


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Unread 01-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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I will be changing my rear brakes today
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Unread 01-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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not sure....but mine were kinda sticky and I checked them and the rears were thin...but not the fronts. I bought it used and am still baffled. The brake swap helped but didn't fix the stickiness. Just one of those jeep quirks i guess.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Brakes shouldnt stick, regardless of make. To the OP, some brake calipers, when they age, and especially when the brake fluid starts to get contaminated due to moisture, and they get warmed up. Typically I see it with phenolic piston calipers. Probably going to need to replace the pads, and caliper(s), and address the rotors as needed. Then, get the brakes flushed, not just bled.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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Thanks. Trying to get time to get it in shop. Getting this addressed and lift installed.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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Want to get it done asap, I have seen a few vehicles go up in smoke due to a stuck brake caliper.
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Unread 01-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #7
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My brake calipers are having the inverse problem. Sticking, but sticking open. Basically, the front brakes do very little work. This is actually a good thing in the short term as the pads and rotors are getting very worn after nearly 4 years of driving. I just had the rear pads and drums replaced before Christmas and they noticed them then.

When I spoke with the Chrysler tech about it he noted that they have had alot of front caliper sticking problems due to corrosion. (I live in Buffalo NY, they salt the roads in the winter here. It's murder on undercarriage parts.) Apparently the calipers don't have enough corrosion protection and are prone to corroding and sticking. I guess they have been just automatically replacing the front calipers on all the 3 yr lease returns since the 2008 models came out. Dunno if the problem is solved in later models.

So I'll be having my calipers, pads and rotors replaced fairly soon. About $500 USD. Ugh.
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