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Old 09-10-2014, 08:43 AM
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Brakes, Wheels, and/or Rotors?

I bought my 2012 JKU about a month ago and love it. I'm still getting use to the strange noises it makes (compared to my WRX) but I've noticed a rubbing/squealing noise coming from either the front left or rear left wheels. The noise stops momentarily while the brakes are engaged; which makes me wonder if the caliper is sticking. Has anyone experienced a similar issue? Any suggestions?

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I've had to replace/rebuild 2 calipers so far. If you drive it around for a while then hold your hand up to each rotor(don't touch!) you can compare the temperature on each axle to see if the left or right side is hotter. If it is it's the caliper. Mine stuck really bad so there was smoke coming out giving it away. A remanned caliper should be $70-100 and a quick job in the driveway

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If your 2012 Wrangler has less than 36,000 miles on it, then a caliper issue would be covered by the original warranty!!!

Brake pads would be excluded from the warranty, (if they are worn out), because they are a normal wear item.
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It just rolled to 27K, so I'm definitely under. Good tip on the warranty, I might have over-looked that. Thanks
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It just rolled to 27K, so I'm definitely under. Good tip on the warranty, I might have over-looked that. Thanks
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My mechanic just informed me that the rear pads are down to almost nothing and the rotors cannot be turned (original stock). This thing has 27K on it so the previous owner was obviously brake happy. I bought the Jeep, Certified Pre-Owned. Wouldn't the 125 point inspection have indicated the brake wear? Can I get the brakes replaced by the dealer on their dime?
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JKs wear the rear brakes faster than the fronts - don't have to be brake-happy for this to happen.
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Not just JK's that go through rear pads. My 08 Tahoe with 60k has had to have rears replaced twice and no front pads yet.
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Previous STi owner here, Just sold it a few weeks ago for the down payment on the jeep... I Miss it...

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