Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support vehicle.
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  3. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove caliper.
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  7. Pressing one end of outboard shoe inward to disengage shoe lug. Then rotate shoe upward until retainer spring clears caliper. Press opposite end of shoe inward to disengage shoe lug and rotate shoe up and out of caliper.
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  9. Grasp ends of inboard shoe and tilt shoe outward to release springs from caliper piston and remove shoe from caliper.
    NOTE
    If original brake shoes will be used, keep them in sets left and right. They are not interchangeable.

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  11. Secure caliper to nearby suspension part with wire. Do not allow brake hose to support caliper weight.
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  13. Wipe caliper off with shop rags or towels.
    CAUTION
    Do not use compressed air, this can unseat dust boot and force dirt into piston bore.



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    Fig. Outboard brake pad removal for the Cherokee



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    Fig. Inboard brake pad removal for the Cherokee

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To install:

  1. Install inboard shoe in caliper and verify shoe retaining is fully seated into the piston.
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  3. Starting one end of outboard shoe in caliper and rotating shoe downward into place.
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  5. Verify shoe locating lugs and shoe spring are seated.
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  7. Install caliper.
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  9. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  11. Remove support and lower vehicle.
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  13. Pump brake pedal until caliper pistons and brake shoes are seated.
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  15. Top off brake fluid level if necessary.
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