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Changing brakes and rotors on 1996 grand cherokee

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  • charles raynor May 11, 2010

    Do you have the repair manual? If not, it might be a good idea to go back to the auto parts store and purchase one.



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Have recently done brakes on a couple of cars, including a jeep, 1995. I soaked the parts with PB Blaster, or any other wd 40 type spray. The parts are quite corroded when they are this age. Had to change rotors, on front.Some models have a threaded hole to help remove rotors.You tighten a proper size bolt on the trreaded hole and turn it in. All this did was break the rotor. If rotors are bad, you may have to remove these with a hammer, Have new ones handy, or you may get lucky and get these off. Then you can take them to a shop to have them turned down, as long as there is enough material left to safely turn them down. The rest of the front is not to hard. You remove the covers from the master cylinder. Then you use a c clamp to retract the hydraulic pistons.Before you remove the two bolts to remove the calipers, make sur you don't let them hang by the brake cables. Most braking is done with the front brakes. If you remove the rear, do only one at a time. This way you can see the other side . remove both drums. I only do one side at a time so I can see how it all goes back together, it's just reversed. lbreen

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SOURCE: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Front

I'm having the same problem. My 2000 WJ is pushing 95,000 miles. I bought it with 20,000 miles in 2001 so i'm unaware of an issue before. The first time i had the warpage, i had the rotors turned and replaced the pads (organic). It worked well for a while. When the problem returned i replaced the rotors and pads (ceramic) which lasted longer. I have now been driving the vehicle in Italy for the past 2 years. The problem has been gradually getting worse within the last few months. After some research online. I've come to the conclusion of replacing my Teves calipers with Akebono calipers which Jeep upgraded future WJ's with in 2002. Along with a caliper replacement you have to replace the rotors as well. After some more research regarding slotted, drilled, vented rotors, i'm just going to go with stock replacements. Right now i'm trying to figure out if there's a better caliper/rotor combination before i commit to this order. As it is, it's around $500. Also, like the previous poster. Make sure you don't overtighten your lug-nuts. I don't know if that contributed to my problems. I've always used a hand 4-way type lug nut wrench. I recently read that they should only be tightened from 85-100 lbs/ft. I'm going to place the order for the parts which should arrive in about a week.

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep- rear rotors won't come off?

It's Hammer Time! Give it a few cracks with the hammer because it's froze on.

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SOURCE: How do you remove the front brake rotor?

To remove the rotor you need to first remove the two bolts holding the caliper on. You need to make sure that you have something to put the caliper on or a piece of string to tie it up so that it's not hanging. After that, you need to remove the two bolts holding the caliper bracket on. You will have to get to this by looking behind the caliper (it's pretty easy to find). Once you have removed the caliper bracket, you will be able to just pull the caliper off. I have a 99 jeep and this is exactly how I did it just a couple of weeks ago. Let me know if once you have taken the caliper and bracket off if it doesn't just pull off. I assume the 01 and 99 will be the same. If it doesn't pull off, your jeep is a little different and you will have a hub nut in the middle of the rotor that you need to take off first. Again, I don't think that will be the case but if it is you can "rent" for free, the correct size socket from Auto Zone to take the hub nut off. Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 jeep grand cherokee limited v8 5.2, A/C instructions?

  1. Disconnect battery. This must be done to prevent accidental airbag deployment.
  2. Using on A/C recovery unit, remove all R-134a refrigerant from the A/C system. See: Service and Repair
  3. Remove the shift knob by pulling sharply upward.
  4. Place the transfer case in low range. Pry the shift indicator bezel out of the console using a trim stick.
  5. Apply the parking brake and place the transfer case in neutral. Remove the parking brake trim insert. Remove the console attaching screws. Lift the console up and disconnect the 4WD indicator lamp hamess. Remove the console.
  6. Remove the passenger side knee blocker. Remove the single end screw. Remove the screws below the glove box. Remove the screw at the courtesy lamp. Remove the ash receiver and the screws behind it. Remove the instrument panel armature screw behind the ash receiver. Open the glove box and remove the screws behind it. Lower the panel and disconnect the lamp harnesses. For additional instrument panel service procedures to complete steps 6 thru 25, refer to Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators/ Instrument Cluster / Carrier/ Service and Repair/ Procedures. See: Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators\Instrument Cluster / Carrier\Service and Repair
  7. Remove the pod switch bezels on both sides of the steering column with a trim stick.
  8. Remove the drive side knee blocker. Remove the end screw and screws located at the bottom of the knee blocker.
  9. Remove the cowl top trim panel by prying it up with a trim stick. Remove the solar sensor if equipped.
  10. Remove the "A" post trim panels.
  11. Remove the remove the bolts that attach the lower instrument panel reinforcement to the instrument panel armature and remove the reinforcement.
  12. Disconnect the park lamp switch.
  13. Pull back the carpet at the transmission tunnel from the base of the instrument panel center bezel. Remove the nuts from the upper studs and bolts through the floor that secure the instrument panel center bracket.
  14. Remove the bolts that secure the instrument panel center bracket to the drivers side of the transmission tunnel.
  15. Remove the screws securing the Vehicle Information Center and remove it. Remove the screw fastening the mounting bracket.
  16. Unplug the vacuum harness connector or vent tube on ATC equipped vehicles and the wire harness located under the passenger side of the instrument panel.
  17. Remove the screws holding the passenger side kick panel, along with the screw from the kick panel shroud.
  18. Unplug the antenna cable near the right cowl side panel.
  19. Unplug the instrument panel wire harness connectors from the junction block at the right cowl side panel.
  20. Remove the bolts that secure the instrument panel armature to the windshield fence.
  21. Remove the nuts that secure the top if the instrument panel armature to the windshield fence.
  22. Remove the bolts that secure the ends of the instrument panel to the cowl side panel.
  23. Remove the nuts that secure the steering column to the brake pedal support and lower the steering column.
  24. Remove the bolts that secure the instrument panel armature to the brake pedal support.
  25. Place a protective cover on the seats. Lift the instrument panel off the windshield fence studs and maneuver the instrument panel out and lower it onto the seats.
  26. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the evaporator tubes. Make sure to install plugs or tape the ends of the lines and fittings to ensure that excessive amounts of moisture do not contaminate the A/C system.
  27. Remove the vacuum line at the tee from the main vacuum supply harness. This line runs through the body with the upper refrigerant line.
  28. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core and clamp the ends closed to prevent coolant loss. See: Heater Core\Service and Repair
  29. Remove the coolant overflow bottle.
  30. Remove the Powertrain Control Module with connectors intact and set aside.
  31. Remove the heater A/C housing mounting nuts from the studs on the engine compartment side of the dash.
  32. Remove the heater A/C housing from the vehicle.
  33. To Install the components, reverse the procedure stated above. Torque Specifications: Instrument panel center bracket to floor transmission tunnel fastener: 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.) Instrument panel to windshield fence bolts and nuts: 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.) Instrument panel to cowl side inner panel bolts: 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.) Instrument panel to steering column support bolts: 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.)

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SOURCE: Replacing front rotors and pads 2006 grand cherokee

Why would you put tape on the rotors when doing brakes? Once calipers are removed, rotors come right off. Never saw any seal on rotors and don't know what a seal would do there....Unless it's put there on assembly line to keep rotor from falling off? I wouldn't be concerned.

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