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My 97 Grand Cherokee is terrible hard on back brakes. The rotors rot prematurely. I have to replace pads & rotors every 6 months to a year. Any advice?

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At the rear of the vehicle is a junction for the brake lines.It's called a proportioning valve.It's function is to change the amount of braking that goes to the front and rear of the car,in relation to how the vehicle is loaded.Big load in the back,more braking.Small load,less braking.This helps stop the rears locking up when empty and the car spinning out.
There is a metal rod that connects the rear end suspension to this valve.
I would say this is your problem.Rod may be bent or stuck or the valve may need to be looked at.
Hope this helps you

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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