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post #1 of 3 Old 03-19-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Bad calipers/ master cylinder / brake lines??

Sorry everyone, I have been putting post after post. I have a bad grinding/rubbing and noise when braking. I have a brake light on, which switches every other week from the abs light to the brake light. After parking I smell a burning front the front tires, but the car does not pull to on side or another when I brake. Hooked it up to the computer and it's reading bad abs sensors, and bad brake fluid sensor..the reservoir is full. I can careless if I have no abs, I just want the truck to stop smoothly. Could these braking issues be caused from a bad caliper, master cylinder, or a bad brake line? I took it to jeep and they have no idea, I changed the pads and rotors also. So that's not the issue.

The jeep mechanics told me I have bad carrier bearings and pinion bearings in the front, not sure if that would be causing my braking issue or has anything to do with it. Thank you everyone

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-20-2012, 10:11 AM
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Smells like burning what? Hot brakes? You may have a stuck caliper slide. That can cause a pad to stay in constant contact with the rotor and eventually smoke the pads. A bad brake hose can cause similar issues, and it may not always look bad. They can break down on the inside and cause the caliper to hang.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-20-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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oh sorry, it smells like burning rubber from the front wheel. when the guy did my hubs he put the truck on a lift and let the calipers hang freely, which i didnt like. when i left the shop my brake light when on, and when driving and applying the brakes I heard a snap from the front end if i braked hard. Now I have a grinding and rubbing noise, and the front right wheel smells like burning rubber.
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