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99 Jeep GC brake lock.

THIS FIRST ONE IS MY ORIGINAL PROBLEM. HAVE ADDED TO IT... I have a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee (about 80k) miles that has had serious problems (previous owner) - just got the CV joints and a tie rod replaced. The rear brakes were locking up sporadically. I took this to a mechanic and they changed pads, rotors, and serviced "caliper slides". Jeep drove fine for a few days, then passenger rear locked up while on the highway - smoking when I got home! I had this problem previously - we replaced the brake lines (rubber ones) directly over the brakes (both sides were locking up then). This seemed to take care of the problem for a little while and then they began to lock up again. This seems like a mystery problem no one can solve. Comment posted on Feb 09, 2009 To continue... I took this Jeep in and had them look at it (big box place... I know, I know). They acted like it couldn't be the proportioning valve because that would cause both of the rear brakes to act goofy, not just one. They changed the rear caliper, stating that it could only be that or the hose directly in line with that side. I had just replaced the rear hoses on both sides, so I told them to just do the caliper. Problem seemed to be solved after this. However, 2 weeks later, the right rear locked up at random on a 15 minute trip. An hour later, I get back in and drive it, it never does it again. What am I missing?

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You say they replaced basicly everything that involes the rear brakes.
Every step they took to find the problem could lead to the solution,BUT did they check the inboard brakes. The brake system on a jeep that has rear rotors have inboard shoes for the parking brake.
You could have a parking brake cable that is frozen (this will cause a drag on the inboard brakes. Do you use the parking brake? Maybe the parking brake shoes are adjusted too tight?

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