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Unread 07-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Brakes sticking intermediately..getting HOT!

New to forums and this is our first Jeep. Have owned our 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo for a year now. It has the 4.7 v8. On the first long drive noticed the front driver side brake got hot and was steaming. Came back out later no problems again for a year. Ready to go on vacation and changed the brake pads and greased. First longer trip my wife takes and again the brakes started sticking and got hot..not only the front but also the rear. She let cool down and limped home not good. I would think it is a caliper problem but seems odd that all 3 would act up at once. Wondering could this be a master cylinder problem our should I replace all calipers? Any help appreciated.

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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Similar issue this year. First noticed year ago the back brake was getting hot, burning and smelling. Then didn't do it again till this year. They didn't break free though this time. I had it in drive let off the brake and wouldn't even move because they were stuck. Ended up replacing the caliper and bracket that hold the slide pins, couldn't get the old pins to even budge so had to buy new ones. Wasn't that expensive altogether, for one caliper and bracket and slide pins it was around 70 bucks
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Unread 07-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Oh and if you have teves calipers up front get the upgraded akebono for the fronts. The back was never upgraded so they are still teves. And check the slide pins
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might help:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...g-fix-1544995/
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Unread 07-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for that link! I have a dragging problem with my rear left, and the slides move with no effort, and the piston retracts with little (normal) resistance. I'll have to try some of those tips.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for that link! I have a dragging problem with my rear left, and the slides move with no effort, and the piston retracts with little (normal) resistance. I'll have to try some of those tips.
sounds exactly as my GC!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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If the 4.7 and 4.0 have the same brakes I'm guessing it would work for both?
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Had rear calipers freeze up, change and get some rebuilt calipers, pistons are stick in the bores.

If calipers are origninal they are over due, as mentioned if doing the front repalce the Teves with the Akebonos, need the caliper and brackets.
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If the 4.7 and 4.0 have the same brakes I'm guessing it would work for both?
the drag reduction clip will work with any caliper as far as you have enough room to fit it between the pad "ears",
these clips are easy to DIY from steel wire & I guess we could also modify some commercially available for other cars,
there are lots for sale @ NAPA or Raybestos but unfortunately none for our rear calipers.
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some more inspiration here:
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74564
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the drag reduction clip will work with any caliper as far as you have enough room to fit it between the pad "ears",
these clips are easy to DIY from steel wire & I guess we could also modify some commercially available for other cars,
there are lots for sale @ NAPA or Raybestos but unfortunately none for our rear calipers.
Hiro

some more inspiration here:
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74564
Thanks hiro
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