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1997 Cherokee sport 6cyl 4x4. Just replaced the calipers pads and rotors on the front. Backs are still good (drums) Bled the calipers, however, the pedal goes to the floor and the brake light comes on. This was not the case prior to the brake job, only grinding was occuring. What could be the next step?

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Often crappy quality pads cause this feeling of no braking. you can bleed and bleed but major companies are selling brake parts that do not provide the type of friction and braking behaviour that the OE manufacturer required. What brand did you purchase?

Brake light is on? is that indicating you are low on fluid? if so you need to find out where it's going.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • karkurious Sep 05, 2011

    Hello, having same problem, did you find your problem for losing brake after changing pads?

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