If you’ve been experiencing problems with your Jeep Cherokee brakes, you should consider replacing the pads on your vehicle. The replacement process can be expensive, but it’s important to know what to expect when you’re getting them replaced. Luckily, there are some easy ways to find out when they need replacing.
If your Jeep Cherokee brake pads have begun to wear, they may need to be replaced. To do this:
- Remove two bolts at the rear of the caliper bracket.
- Loosen the old rotor with a rubber mallet, then slide the new one into place.
- Do not stress the rubber brake fluid line on top of the inner brake pad.
- Apply brake caliper grease after installing new brake pads.
You can find Jeep Cherokee brake pads for most models. These include the Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler, Patriot, Compass, Renegade, Commander, and TJ. Jeep Cherokee brake pads are also for the CJ7 Wrangler JK, Grand Wagoneer, and J10 Scrambler.
Getting a new Jeep Cherokee brake pads is easy if you follow a few simple steps. The first step is to loosen the lug nuts. You may need a jack stand to raise the front wheels so you can get to the brakes. Be careful as you remove the wheels. You can also use a rubber mallet to remove the old rotor. Then, slide the new one into place.
The next step is to locate the caliper assembly. This unit is located on the front and rear fenders of your vehicle. It has two slider bolts that are located near the caliper. Remove the bottom one, and you should be able to pivot the brake caliper upward. If there is an excess amount of fluid on the brake caliper, you may need to replace the caliper.
Replacing the Jeep Cherokee brake pads can be a costly task. While the cost can vary, it is generally between $100 and $200 per axle. Depending on the type of material used, the price may go as high as $300. You will need to visit a local Jeep dealership to get an exact quote for your vehicle.
It is also essential to remember that the quality of the replacement components will significantly affect the cost. You can find cheap brake rotors and pads, but this isn’t always a good idea. Using cheap components may make your repair look like a good deal. If possible, ask which brand name components are used when replacing the brakes. Also, if possible, ask if the service center installs ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads.
When Jeep Cherokee brake pads have reached the end of their useful life, the car will squeal or screech when you brake. While this sounds like a typical problem, it can signify something more serious. It could mean that you cannot stop the vehicle in time if you need to or that the brakes fail in an emergency. If this happens, you should schedule a brake inspection immediately.
The Jeep Cherokee’s front disc brake rotors begin to warp around every ten thousand miles. This can lead to vibrations from the brake pedal, and it can cause the steering wheel to rotate when you brake. Because of this, your Jeep Cherokee’s brake rotors will eventually need to be replaced. Fortunately, the brake rotors are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and should last longer than brake pads.
To repair Jeep Cherokee brake pads, you must have some mechanical knowledge. First, ensure the vehicle is off and apply the parking brake. Then, locate the brake caliper assembly. You should be able to see two slider bolts attached to it. Unscrew the bottom bolt, and the caliper should pivot upwards. The hydraulic brake line should not be disconnected at this point.
Next, you should remove the two bolts on the rear of the caliper bracket. Loosen the old rotor and slide in the new one.