Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support vehicle.
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  3. Remove rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Drain small amount of fluid from master cylinder brake reservoir with a clean suction gun.
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  7. Bottom caliper pistons into the caliper by prying the caliper over.
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  9. Remove the caliper support spring by prying the spring out of the caliper.
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  11. Remove the caliper slide pin bushing caps and remove the slide pins.
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  13. Remove caliper from the anchor.
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  15. Secure caliper to nearby suspension part with wire. Do not allow brake hose to support caliper weight.
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  17. Remove the inboard brake shoe from the caliper.
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  19. Remove outboard brake shoe from the caliper anchor
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To install:

  1. Install the inboard brake shoe onto the caliper.
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  3. Install the outboard brake shoe onto the caliper anchor.
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  5. Lubricate the slide pins and slide pin bushings with Dow Corning® grease G807 or the grease provided with the brake shoes.
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  7. Install caliper on the anchor.
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  9. Install the caliper slide pin and tighten to 21-30 ft. lbs. (29-41 Nm)
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  11. Install the caliper slide pin bushing caps.
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  13. Install the caliper support spring in the top end of the caliper and under the anchor. Then install other end into the lower caliper hole. Hold the spring into the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the end of the spring out and down under the anchor with a screw drive.
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  15. Install wheel and tire assembly.
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  17. Remove support and lower vehicle.
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  19. Pump brake pedal until caliper piston and brake shoes are seated.
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  21. Fill brake fluid level if necessary.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the front reservoir. Use the bleeder screw at the front outlet port to drain the fluid. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, relieve the system pressure.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Insert a small prybar through the caliper opening and pry the caliper (using the outboard brake pad) to bottom the piston in the caliper bore.
    NOTE
    This will back the brake pads off of the rotor surface to facilitate the removal and installation of the caliper assembly.

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  11. Pry the caliper support spring out of the caliper.
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  13. Remove both caliper slide pin bushing caps and slide pins.
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  15. Lift the caliper from the anchor.
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  17. Using a piece of mechanics wire, support the caliper so there is not tension on the brake hose.
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  19. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.
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To install:

  1. Position the brake pads onto the caliper.
  2.  
  3. Position the caliper into place on the anchor.
  4.  
  5. Coat the caliper slide pins with silicone grease and torque them to 21-30 ft. lbs. (29-41 Nm). Install the slide pin bushing caps.
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  7. Install the caliper support spring in the top of the caliper under the anchor; then, install the other end into the lower caliper hole.
    NOTE
    Hold the spring in the caliper hole with your thumb while prying the spring end out and under the anchor.

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  9. Fill the master cylinder with fluid and bleed the brake system.
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  11. Before driving the vehicle, pump the brakes several times to seat the pads.
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  13. Install the wheels.
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