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Old 06-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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problem after mudding

drove my 97 wrangler today on the expressway for the first time after mudding 2 weeks ago. about 20 min into trip start to smell rubber burning or something similar. pressed on brakes to slow to get on exit ramp and the jeep jerked to the right bad and i almost lost control. i took side roads to my mother in laws house 10 min away. thinking mud stuck in brake system and smell was mud burning on exhaust but got out of jeep and smoke starts coming from driver side inside wheel by the brakes and a crackling sound. my first instict was shoot it with hose. holy steam batman. im thinking the disc was red hot or something. i got the jeep home via trailer. im sure the disc is toast along with the pads and needs replacing. i will dig into it tomorrow hopefully it is just mud stuck somewhere it shouldnt be. i have never had anything like this after mudding.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like something got wedged in the caliper.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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U prob got small pebbles or rocks. I got the same thing. Just took the wheels off and used a small screwdriver to wedge them out
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Are the calipers pretty old? If so its probably time to replace them along with new rotors and pads. The mud probably did them in if they are older..You will learn to hate mud.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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was a good amont of mud on everything. cleaned it all off put on new pads and rotors and caliper is still stuck. cleaned bolts/pin again and still stuck. i cant move the rotors by hand after all put together. i guess new calipers is next. looked at back brakes and need to do those also. woo hoo
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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First thing I do after the mud is hit the self car wash and blast the under carraige. Stick the nozzle in the frame and blast that shit out, hold it up in the front, back, and middle of the frame/whatver is "down" to make sure it flows out.. Then once I get it home sit a sprinkler under it. After this weekend the sprinkler manged to wash away another few pounds of sand. The paint is the least of your worries after a trip out. Mud and sand LOVE to eat up bushings and fudge it all up.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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new calipers fixed the problem
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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Glad the calipers worked. It's also common for the rubber hoses to swell and cause the same problems you mentioned. If the hoses are as old as the calipers, it might be a good idea to replace them as well. They are like $20 each from autozone/pepboys

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