Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee
Pushing back the pistons is the only way to reinstall new pads and once the pressure is released on them, there is no force in any direction.
More likely was perhaps poor preparation of the calipers; not removing the buildup of crud or a failure to use the special high temp. lubricant required by some systems.
The lubricant is applied only to surfaces that shouldn't grip and if done well will not affect brake operation but only allows for smooth movement of the pads (and in single piston systems, the caliper itself) when pressure is applied by the pistons.
I would demonstrate the problem to the installers.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
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