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post #1 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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WTF can't get new brake pads over new rotors...

I've never had this problem with my 05 TJ when replacing the front rotors and pads. But, I can't no matter what position the caliper is in, get te new brake pads to fit over the new brake rotor. Both NAPA brand OE replacement and I verified the part numbers.... Any tricks to the JK versus the TJ when trying to replace new pads & rotors?


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post #2 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 12:28 PM
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Did you check to make sure the calipers aren't pushed out from having older pads on them?

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x2 for JkFuriousd.. although, I'm assuming that he's following the same procedure as the TJ, where we push the piston back into the caliper. I used the old pad (on my TJ), flip it, then a C-clamp to press it back in as evenly as possible... I've got less than 12k miles on the JK, and not due for a brake job anytime soon based on what I saw the last time I took my wheels off...

Edit: I'm also wondering if the parts store's reference number is correct for "factory" specs.. perhaps the rotors are too thick/wide?

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Tried the c-clamp and it worked. The piston went in a lot more than I thought it would. Front brakes are done! Now if I could only get the f*$&ing rotor off the back...... This was suppose to be an easy job and I should have been done two hours ago!

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I obviously don't have a big enough hammer. So what is the trick getting the rotors past the parking brake shoes.

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You should be able to adjust them in a little bit so the rotor will just slide right off, I think.


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post #7 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 03:52 PM
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Your parking brake isn't on right? They should wiggle off if you work them side to side.

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 04:45 PM
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I tend to smack the rotors initially on their face, between the studs to jar them a little. Then placing a prybar behind the rotor to give the rotor a little preload, and tapping the side of the "top hat", pry the rotor off. This tends to walk the rotor's rust ridge past the parking shoes. This can be a real pain so good luck!
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 07:33 PM
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Someone just posted this on another thread.. maybe it will help?
http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...ad-replacement

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-28-2011, 08:03 PM
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Ive had 2 rotors get stuck before on me, both times I ended up using a harbor freight wheel puller and a big a$$ hammer. I clamped a wood 2x4 using some clamps onto the rotor and smacked it with a hammer tell it broke free.

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your ebrake is off right?

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post #12 of 13 Old 04-29-2011, 06:26 PM
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Didn't read any posts but you need to put the pad that sits on the piston in the caliper and put a c-clamp over it and tighten to compress the piston. I take it you have never done a bj before? lol

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post #13 of 13 Old 04-29-2011, 06:27 PM
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Sorry, should have read. to get the rear off, tap with a hammer all around the edges while prying it and it should come off.

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