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How do you remove the front brake rotor? Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X2

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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!

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If you have the anti-lock brake system, I do not advise you doing it. The system must be bleed of pressure first, before you can open the bleeder valve on the caliper. This requires special tools, and an understanding of the procedure.

You perform base brake bleeding first, then connect a DRB III scan tool to the Data Link Connector, (DLC). (DRB III tool has been a dealer tool only, but you can now buy one for around $3500.00) Then you select Anti-Lock Brakes, followed by miscellaneous, then ABS brakes. Follow the instructions, when the scan displays Test Complete, disconnect the scan tool, and proceed.

BUT, if you just have standard power brakes it's a DIY procedure.

1.Front wheels off of the ground, jack stands under the frame on both sides, wheel chocks behind the rear tires, parking brake on, vehicle on a hard level surface.
Lug nuts have been loosened prior to lifting.

2.Remove the wheel/tire on both sides. DO NOT sit on a removed tire as you work. Place a suitable container under the brake caliper to catch brake fluid, open the bleeder valve. Drain about 2/3rds of the brake fluid out of the master cylinder. Place a C-clamp over the caliper, so that the solid end of the C-clamp is pressing against the back of the caliper, and the screw end contacts the metal backing of the outboard brake pad. (The brake pad to the outside of the vehicle. Tighten the clamp until the caliper moves far enough, to force the piston down to the bottom of the piston bore.
Remove the two caliper mounting bolts. Place a block of wood that is thick enough to keep the piston from coming back out, in the caliper opening.

3.Lift the caliper off of the rotor. I suggest you have a piece of wire coat hangar bent, and ready, to keep the caliper hung up. Keep the caliper from hanging down, supported by only the rubber brake hose.
Remove the pads observing which way they go. The brake pad that goes on the piston side, should have a spring steel clip on it. This clip goes to the middle of the piston.

4.Reinstall. Bleed the brake system.

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There's a good chance you will have to remove the hub. Go down to your parts store to get a repair manual for the proper procedure. Many vehicles that have the 4x4 option use the same steering nuckles and requre the removal of the wheel bearing nut and the wheel bearings to remvoe the hub, in which you unbolt the hub from the rotor.

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After removing the wheel(tire and rim) you'll see a hub cap in the center of the rotor. Take a screwdriver and pry it in several positions around this cap and remove it. you'll see a large nut with a kotter pin holding it in place, take a needle nose pliers and remove the kotter pin and then remove the large nut, ( 1/16 I think) and then the rotor should just pull right off. If you are replacing the rotor might as well replace the bearings while you're at it. Get some bearing /packing grease and be sure to work it into the bearings before replacing. be sure to get plenty of grease between the bearings also.

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