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Old 12-22-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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Question trouble in the cold

I have a 99tj sport auto4.0 and when it gets really cold i'll got to leave the house and my front wheels will be locked up when i put in reverse or drive...the back tires spin and everything but the front won't give...i tried to put it in four wheel when this happens and it won't go....haven't had this problem when it warm.....any ideas would be great

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Old 12-22-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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when you pull into your parking spot do you just hit the brakes and be done wtih it or do you ease into your spot?..
I have noticed that when you "hit" the brakes it pushes the snow up infront of your tires and makes it harder to get out. Not sure why 4wd doesnt take care of it. But When i park i always go forward a little more then where i plan to park and then i back up some. Trying to make a small "starter" path for the next time i leave.

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Old 12-22-2008, 01:50 PM   #3

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Bad front calipers perhaps? How long does it take before the wheels move?
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
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Could the pads be freezing to the discs?
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:48 PM   #5
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Not sure if the pads are freezing...but i doubt it b/c i can't even pull it into 4wd when this happens....
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:37 PM   #6
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Condensation or water (frozen) in the brake fluid causing the calipers to stay closed??? Definitely sounds brake related to me.

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