Three weeks ago I had to replace all brakes and rotors. $603.00. Two weeks ago I had to replace the passenger window motor. $560.00.
Yesterday the engine light came on. Looks like a thermostat. Code p1281. What's the deal? I change the oil every three months, have it serviced for fluids and generally take good care of this Jeep. But I would like to push it into a reservoir!
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Re: Piece of **** Jeep
Brakes are products that wear with time. Not avoidable.
Window motors or any other electrical item could stop working from the first day of replacement.
I don't remember any thermostat code working at the dealer.
I have been a Jeep person for 20 years. I love them.
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The shop that did your brakes should repair/replace the caliper. He HAD to install the pads into the caliper & had to remove the caliper to install new rotor. Hold that shop accountable for the repair. And don't take NO for an answer.
Check and see if the Brake Pads were re-installed with all the hardware, ie, Anti-Rattle Clips, shims etc. if your pads are not secure in the Calipers it will cause the pads to rattle when you are driving in effect causing your brakes to make weird noises, ie, groaning, squealing, rattling.
Sounds like the bearings are going bad in it. It's very simple to replace. There are three torx screws that hold it into place. Move the passenger side seat all the way back and put your head under the dash behind the glovebox. You should be able to see the three screws. Remove the screws, unplug the wiring harness to the motor, and give the blower motor a twist and it should come right out. I did this same replacement with a blower motor I got off of ebay a month ago. It's an easy fix taking between a half hour and an hour. Good luck
Did you replace the rotor on the driver's side? If the rotor wasn't replaced or turned (to make the surface smooth again), the rotor may have chewed up the new brake pad.
The other possibility is that the caliper is not centering itself over the rotor, causing one side (outside) to do most of the braking. The caliper assembly has to be able to 'float' in order to keep itself centered. Check the guides that the caliper is mounted in for damage or corrosion that would keep the caliper from moving in/out.
As Chrysler says You may experience the following when the brake system go into Anti-lock.....The clicking of solenoid valves. When they changed the brakes did they damaged the ABS wheel speed sensor. It is mounted on the front axle on the back side of the brakes. Sensor & harness are one piece & must be replace toghter
a little tip for you...it sounds like the pads are squealing, try taking the pads out and applying a very thin film of high temperature grease on the rear of the pads (NOT TO THE FRICTION SIDE), this may seem a bit of an odd thing to do, this tip was passed down to me by an old mechanic friend of mine years ago,and it works every time for me.