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Old 08-27-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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i have a jeep unlimited 2006 and the brakes are goin bad!! I had a moron mechanic replace the front rotors(he said they needed to be done) and that was about 20,000 ago!! I have 60,000 on my jeep and the rotors and pads up front are shot again, my belief is that he replaced the rotor and not the pads which makes him a moron. i am going to do the front brakes my self this time, my question is do you guys think i should change the back brakes to?? i realized that the back brakes are tougher to do being they are drum disc with lots of pins and springs to disconncet and replace. i am wondering how many miles you guys put on your jeep before you mess with the back brakes any help here would be great!!!!!! sorry so long!!

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Front does most of the braking work. Just change those first and see if that improves your Jeep. You can always do the rears later.

99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:31 PM   #4
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i changed both rotors and pad on my 98, very easy to do, it takes more time to lift the car and remove the tire than to do the brake job...
next i'm changing the fluid, i'm not sure for car but on bike it's part of the service at 15k miles and it does make a huge difference. i'll replace the OEM bleeder with speed bleeder wich make it a 1 man job and much easier to use than the mighty vac pump.....'
you can take a look at your rear brake but they should be fine.
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