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post #1 of 2 Old 08-19-2019, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Brake is getting very hot

While driving home my Jeep (2001 grand Cherokee limited 4.0) started shaking and wobbling really badly. After opening my window I could feel the heat coming from my front driver side tire and the smell of brakes.
After waiting 15 minutes to let my brakes cool down I drove home and by the time I got home, it started smoking.

So I'm pretty sure the driver side brake was stuck. I took my tire off and after a little fight with the caliper I got it off. When I made the picture below I pumped the brake a few times and am wondering why the right side piston isn't coming out?

Also, I'm kinda afraid to just replace the caliper since it was at the most 2 years old. (and I probably only drove 5000 miles with this caliper at the most).

Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on or what I should try to replace besides the caliper? Or is there any way to fix a caliper?
I've heard that brake hoses can go bad too? I just don't want to replace a caliper and have the same problem again soon. (this Jeep is always having brake problems and it's driving me nuts)

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-19-2019, 08:52 AM
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replace caliper and brake flex hose, bleed and bleed again.

Gotta ask - the ABS light is not on and there is no codes ?

I know money is always an issue - how is other side looking?
Thinking 2 loaded calipers 2 brake hoses and a bleed - but not my call.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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