front rotor replacement - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 03-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hallsville, Texas
Posts: 67
front rotor replacement

i need to replace my front rotors. how much should i be looking to pay per rotor, where should i look to get them from, and should i get this professionally done?

jeep wrangler x 2006

hoopdogg is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 08:54 PM   #2

WF Supporting Member
Fweaky's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 2,223
Replace them yourself.
Remove the wheel
remove the two bolts holding the caliper
take a "C" clamp and compress the piston on the caliper enough to slide off the rotor and replace it with a new one.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Fweaky is offline   Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 611
Go to your local Auto parts store and buy a set of Pads and front rotors. Dont buy the cheapest pads but u dont really need the most expensive set either. Get some silicone for the backs of the pads so they dont make noise, should be called "break quiet" or something like that. And pick up a haynes or chiltons manual for the Jeep. Very easy job should be an hour or so and a lil over $100
ratuna is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hallsville, Texas
Posts: 67
hoopdogg is offline   Quote
Old 03-23-2010, 08:45 AM   #5
dj_chizzle's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 858
Send a message via AIM to dj_chizzle
What ratuna said, except pick up some brake cleaner too.

I'm terrible with mechanical stuff, but when I first got my jeep I needed to change the front brake pads and didn't have much cash so my friend helped me do it. I should have changed out the rotors at the same time but didn't.

It's super easy to do and saves you some money.

p.s. I followed the instructions here:
'04 Unlimited, Light Khaki Metallic
dj_chizzle is offline   Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 06:45 AM   #6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hallsville, Texas
Posts: 67
thanks for the info and help!!
hoopdogg is offline   Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #7
mrcarcrazy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland/Odessa, TX
Posts: 4,363
Do one side at a time. Its a simple job, but I think for a beginner, its a great rule to abide by.
#2 Jeep
99 Sahara, automatic.
mrcarcrazy is offline   Quote
Old 03-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #8
baja's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest iowa
Posts: 2,661
Keep in mind that after the piston has been extended for a period of time they will develope a build-up and won't retract enough to release all pressure on rotor.This will cause heat from caliper sticking and will have to be replaced or re-built.After running down the road for a couple miles,get out and feel your rim.If its more than warm,replace caliper.

baja is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeep front end project ygohome Builders Corner 85 03-14-2010 06:49 PM
fRONT PINION SEAL BARKDOG67 TJ Tech Forum 6 03-09-2009 01:20 AM
Please 'splain the front axle to me. JoeyT YJ General Discussion Forum 6 04-20-2008 10:29 PM
front axle - dislocated? NJJeeper YJ Tech Forum 3 03-14-2008 01:45 AM
New Locker thread MrBash TJ General Discussion Forum 33 02-08-2008 08:38 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC