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HOW TO CHANGE brakes on a 1996 jeep grand cherokee. I get the 2 bolts off but I can not seem to get the calipers off. What am I missing?

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The rotors are grooved and you need to spread the brake pads from the rotor with a screw driver, if the caliper doesn't move, open the bleeder valve and spread the pads from the rotor, then you will need to bleed that caliper

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1. change your brake fluid (BF). This need to done regularly every three yrs. , at hard condition's every two yrs.
2. check the caliper. It's possible that one of the two pistions inside the caliper don't work properly (mud or rust inside)
3. check if the brake bads can slip free over the anchor, if there are some rust on it, remove them and check the surface, if damaged, replace the part.
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You need to use a large "C" clamp to depress the caliper/piston

Similar to as shown here ..


The "nozzle" that you speak of is the brake bleeder .. opening that will not release the piston pressure ..

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