2010 Grand Cherokee brake issue
Yesterday I installed new brakes on my '10 Grand Cherokee. I purchased the full rotors/pads front and rear Mopar kits from a local dealer. Other than dealing with the springs for the rear emergency brake shoes, things went fairly smoothly. However, I now have a major issue.
When braking while moving at highway speeds, the brakes feel nice and smooth, no pulling, etc.... However, when I come to a complete stop, or a rolling stop at around 5-10mph, I hear a clunking sound, like a "thump thump thump" . It seems to get louder the slower I go. And the harder I press the brake pedal. However, I can drive in reverse and never hear the sound. Only in a forward direction. So I pulled the wheels, looked over the brakes once again, and do not see anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Warped rotor? Or a bad pad? Otherwise, the breaking seems too smooth to be a bad rotor. I've experienced bad rotors in the past, and this does not feel anything like it. Maybe a pad is not sitting right in the caliper on the inner side of the rotor?
Is there a remote possibility it could be the rear brakes? Maybe something with the parking/emergency brake is not quite right? I did have one minor issue with the rear driver side parking brake engaging lever where the cable attaches from the rear. The lever assembly that sits between the upper and lower shoes and on the opposite side of the adjuster, where the cable hooks onto, popped off during the disassembly process. I think I put it back in correctly, but it was a pita. Is there some sort of diagram on the web that shows the rear brake assembly and the correct installation of the parking brake hardware?