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Old 03-31-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Front Brake Problem

I'm working on a 2001 Wrangler SE (I Think) 2.5L. I just did a complete all around brake job. Everything went fine, except when I put the front drivers side tire back on it binds so much that the wheel wont move. Even when trying to drive it. Any Suggestions? About to pull it all out again and double check everything.

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Old 03-31-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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Yes, check the sheet metal cover plate. If you install it backwards it binds every thing up. Ask me how I know.......

EDIT: I'm sorry i did that when I replaced my unit bearings. This is probably not the problem...

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Did you replace the rotors? Were they both identical? Jeep changed rotor heights around 2000-2001 and perhaps one of the rotors you got was the wrong height?
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Did New Rotors and Pads. Didnt take that metal back off at all. With everything off it's fine, spins nice. I put the tire on it spins. Hand tighten the lugs and it spins, but when they start to tighten up it just locks up. I'll have to check the rotor problem. Think I still have the old ones. I'll just match them up. But the passenger side (same rotor) is fine.
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dont put old rotors on...
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dont put old rotors on...
Old rotors aren't necessarily bad, there's not always a need to replace them. If they measure thicker than the minimum dimension stamped into the edge of the rotor, they are fine to re-use. In fact, it is normal and perfectly acceptable to turn/machine rotors if needed until they get down to that minimum thickness.
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yeah well missed saying have them machined before there used with the new pads but yeah x2 on jerry
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Perhaps the brake caliper is the problem.
Was it easy to push it back before you installed the new pads?
My drivers side caliper was dead after only 3 years.

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