Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove wheel and tire assemble.
  2.  
  3. Remove caliper.
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  5. Remove retainers securing rotor to hub studs.
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  7. Remove rotor from hub.
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  9. If rotor shield requires service, remove front hub and bearing assembly.

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    Fig. Blown up diagram of the brake disc rotors for the Cherokee

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To install:

  1. If new rotor is being installed, remove protective coating from rotor surfaces with carburetor cleaner.
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  3. Install rotor on hub.
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  5. Install caliper.
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  7. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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NOTE
Front rotors and hub/bearings are matched mounted for minimum lateral run-out. Before removing the rotor, mark the rotor and hub/bearing to maintain original orientation.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the caliper adapter mounting bolts and remove the caliper adapter from the steering knuckle.
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  7. Secure caliper anchor assembly to nearby suspension part with a wire. Do not allow brake hose to support caliper weight.
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  9. Remove and discard the O-ring securing the disc brake rotor on the hub.
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  11. Remove the disc brake rotor from hub/bearing.

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    Fig. Front disc brake rotor mounting bolts for the Grand Cherokee

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To install:

  1. Install the rotor on hub studs.
  2.  
  3. Install the caliper adapter on the knuckle . Tighten to 65-85 ft. lbs. (90-115 Nm).
    NOTE
    Caliper slide pins should be free from debris and lightly lubricated.

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  5. Install the caliper to the caliper adapter.
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  7. Gently lift one end of the slide pin boot to equalize air pressure, then release the boot and verify that the boot is fully covering the slide pin.
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  9. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  11. Remove support and lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump brake pedal to seat caliper pistons and brake pads. Do not move vehicle until firm brake pedal is obtained.
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