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cotterkp 10-05-2012 06:21 PM

Replacing '09 Rear Brakes
 
Has anyone done the rear brakes on an '09 Liberty? I am wondering what kind of pistons the brakes have, are they the simple type that just push back in or the type that need to be spun and require the special tool?

MikeDomme 10-06-2012 05:57 AM

I have done the rears of an 08 and they were simple. no special tools.

mjcougler 10-07-2012 11:20 PM

Here are the problems I had. Read carefully:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f292/...otors-1305505/

Good luck,

JeepN4KC 10-09-2012 10:32 PM

Should be a simple piston you can use a c-clamp to compress. Jack it up, break down the rears and find out - wouldn't take but a couple minutes.

DrYJ92 10-11-2012 01:00 PM

You got a better response to your thread then I did. I just did my wife's 09 and like others have said simple piston caliper easy to change the pads. No special tools just a c-clamp.

On another note anyone know how to adjust the parking brake? I can't seem to locate a cable tension adjustment like my YJ has. Thanks.

medinapool 08-10-2013 07:34 PM

I just tried to do my 2010 Liberty. The issue with my rear rotor replacement was the emergency brakes wouldnt release so i couldnt get the rotors off. I use my emergency brake once or twice a year just so they dont seize up. The issue is the inside of the rotors is about 3 inches deep. The emergency brake pads are only 2 inches wide and set inside the rotors. This leaves one inch of nothing but corrosion and traps the pads. I tried turning the adjuster from the back side (remove rubber graumet) but my adjuster wouldnt budge. This is a poor design. I beat on the rotor for 2 plus hours and had a giant gear puller. I heard the trick is taking it to a shop with a frame lift were your can put car in neutral and spin back axel as you hammer on rotors. I have done hundreds of brakes and this is the first one that i gave up on.

myfirstjeep1 08-10-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by medinapool
I just tried to do my 2010 Liberty. The issue with my rear rotor replacement was the emergency brakes wouldnt release so i couldnt get the rotors off. I use my emergency brake once or twice a year just so they dont seize up. The issue is the inside of the rotors is about 3 inches deep. The emergency brake pads are only 2 inches wide and set inside the rotors. This leaves one inch of nothing but corrosion and traps the pads. I tried turning the adjuster from the back side (remove rubber graumet) but my adjuster wouldnt budge. This is a poor design. I beat on the rotor for 2 plus hours and had a giant gear puller. I heard the trick is taking it to a shop with a frame lift were your can put car in neutral and spin back axel as you hammer on rotors. I have done hundreds of brakes and this is the first one that i gave up on.

This is what happened to me. Brought it to ashop and they had it done in minutes.

JeepN4KC 08-11-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by DrYJ92 (Post 14286980)
You got a better response to your thread then I did. I just did my wife's 09 and like others have said simple piston caliper easy to change the pads. No special tools just a c-clamp.

On another note anyone know how to adjust the parking brake? I can't seem to locate a cable tension adjustment like my YJ has. Thanks.

Should be an adjustment dial/star/wheel (whatever you wanna call it) behind the drum portion of the rear rotor - driverside IIRC.

JeepCares 08-12-2013 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by DrYJ92 (Post 14286980)
You got a better response to your thread then I did. I just did my wife's 09 and like others have said simple piston caliper easy to change the pads. No special tools just a c-clamp.

On another note anyone know how to adjust the parking brake? I can't seem to locate a cable tension adjustment like my YJ has. Thanks.

from the 2009 KK Factory Service Manual:

05 - Brakes/05 - Brakes, Base/Parking Brake/Adjustments
ADJUSTMENTS

NOTE: The parking brake is self-adjusting, it can not be adjusted.

Additional info:
1. Remove the center floor console (Refer to 23 - Body/Interior/CONSOLE, Floor - Removal) .
2. With lever in DOWN position, pull up on the core cable (4) rotating the drum (5) until the drum cut-out aligns with hole on lever tab (3), then install a punch (2) in this hole and drum cut-out. Release grasp on core cable.
3. The park brake system is now locked out to perform necessary repairs.

medinapool 08-17-2013 05:49 PM

emergency brake adjuster
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepN4KC (Post 15783949)
Should be an adjustment dial/star/wheel (whatever you wanna call it) behind the drum portion of the rear rotor - driverside IIRC.

on a 2010 if you want to adjust emergency brake you maybe best off to remove the drum/rear rotor. You can then easily see the adjuster for that emergency brake. You can also on the back side of the wheel hub is a rubber graumet. Remove it and shine a light inside the hole. you will see the adjuster. I dont know if tightening is a good idea. You need to loosen it to remove the rotor. You would need to do both sides. These should be self adjusting and not done manually, i would think. :2thumbsup:

AtTheHelm 08-17-2013 09:35 PM

REAR DRUM IN HAT PARK BRAKE (ROTOR INSTALLED) USING ADJUSTING TOOL
Adjustment can be made with a standard brake gauge or with adjusting tool . Adjustment is performed with the complete brake assembly installed on the backing plate.


1. Be sure parking brake lever is fully released.
2. Raise vehicle so rear wheels can be rotated freely.
3. Remove plug from each access hole in brake support plates.
4. Insert adjusting tool through support plate access hole and engage tool in teeth of adjusting screw star wheel .




5. Rotate adjuster screw star wheel (move tool handle upward) until slight drag can be felt when wheel is rotated.
6. Push and hold adjuster lever away from star wheel with thin screwdriver.
7. Back off adjuster screw star wheel until brake drag is eliminated.
8. Repeat adjustment at opposite wheel. Be sure adjustment is equal at both wheels.
9. Install support plate access hole plugs.
10. Lower vehicle.
11. Apply park brake hand lever and make sure park brakes hold the vehicle stationary.
12. Release park brake hand lever.




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shawnicles 08-18-2013 08:26 PM

I was looking at these....Anyone buy them?

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A5870A0A0.aspx

or these:

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3068A0A0.aspx
http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/6...0A2624153.aspx

MtBJet 08-18-2013 08:53 PM

Powerstop makes great rotors. EBC makes great pads... Not sure about their rotors.

ColdCase 10-21-2013 04:53 PM

Older thread, but I always thought you often have to release the parking brake cable tension in order to get enough parking pad clearance to remove the rear rotors.

JeepN4KC 10-30-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ColdCase (Post 17029378)
Older thread, but I always thought you often to release the parking brake cable tension in order to get enough parking pad clearance to remove the rear rotors.

Meh...........not that old, and yes, you pretty much always have to release the parking brake in order to pull the drum or rotor (either) on the rears.


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