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99 Jeep Grand Cherokee uneven brake wear.

I have a 99 JGC that sat for the better part of a year and had SERIOUS brake issues once we put it back in use.

I had one rear brake sporadically locking up, and then the other. I ended up having both calipers replaced, braked fluid flushed and refilled, new lines, etc. put in/on. This seems to have stopped the problem.

A few days ago I felt the car just not driving right and pulled over to find the front pass. side wheel to be EXTREMELY hot. I had a bad bearing in this wheel, so I kind of assumed I had run it until the end and changed the bearing.

The car definately drives better, but I did notice the same heating-up problem the next day. This issue seems very sporadic, and I'm thinking that I need to replace this caliper, which I plan to do this weekend.

Does this seem like an accurate assesment of the situation? Furthermore, upon closer examination today, I noticed that both the front and rear wheels on the passenger side have way more brake dust accumulated on them than on the drivers side. I don't really have any pull when I brake, but why would BOTH brakes on one side be wearing harder than the other - especially after I replaced the rear brake assembly already?

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Due you have bad brakes
get them serviced
or learn how.
"put it back in use."
my guess, is above line SAYS it all
parts are siezed, and needs a full inspection, not just the
old throw pads and pry.
all 4 corners, those rears failed because they failed.
not the front cause rear to fail.

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All brakes wear unevenly, no matter the make or model. I have been fixing cars for a job for 50 years and that is a lot of experience. Front brakes are the worst for uneven wear.

Posted on Mar 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 99 Jeep GC Brake Lock

todays sports utility vehicles are equiped with a proportioning valve. they are usualy located at the rear of the vehicle. this valve regulates the flow of brake fluid to the calipers. most suv`s have a ride control arm on them that is linked to the rear suspension to apply more braking force to the rear wheels in a harsh or sudden stop. if this valve is bad or malfunctioning even body roll can redirect brake fluid to the rear wheels causing them to lock up., hope this info helps

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 Jeep GC brake lock.

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?

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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