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Unread 08-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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stuck brake

I have a 2008 sahara with a stuck right front brake. Anyone have this problem on theirs? Best way to fix it? thanks in advance!

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Unread 08-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Last time someone had this issue they had to replace the caliper.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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yup- had that problem on my '07 a couple months ago. I didn't even bother trying to fix it. I just ran to Auto Zone and bought a new caliper (around $100)
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Unread 09-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #4
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I have an 08 .. replaced rotor and caliper .. still sticking .. so I had to replace the flex line and that fixed it.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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I have a 09.. Had the same issue... same wheel.. replaced the rotor.. caliper and the flex line...
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Unread 09-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Same problem on my '08 X on the left front. Noticed it on the way home from the dealer the day I took delevery. Replaced the rotor which was warped, $35, and caliper, $80ish. Problem gone!
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Unread 09-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #7
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Stuck brakes can be either hydraulic or mechanical.

The brake hose is a four ply. Its common (in ALL vehicles) for the plys to separate and the hose act like a check valve - especially if you have stretched the hose such as articulation with a lift...

Pop the bleeder while its "stuck" (if the hose is holding back pressure the bleeder will release it - you'll then know its the hose). If popping the bleeder does not release the stuck - then the sticky is mechanical - not hydraulic - and rotor, caliper and pad replacement is needed.

Or simply change the hose first and see if the problem goes away (but then rebleeding becomes a pain) - unless its already due for a brake job, then go ahead and spend on a loaded caliper set and hose.
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