05-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Ouster Bay, NY
L tug when breaking, dealership can't diagnose
Originally Posted by jwright343
Need some help friends. Recently replaced all rotors and pads on my 12 JK. Rear rotors were original so they were a joy to get off. I STILL have a significant and dangerous tug, to 11 or 10 o'clock depending on speed. Dealership replaced front R caliper. Their worthless tech said that it was 'fixed'. No asshole, it was actually worse. Due to the new pads and rotors.
When taking off the rotor and pads on front L, it was much warmer than the others
L front pads had significant uneven wear
R front pads were almost gone
R front caliper has already been replaced once
Sometimes first time I start her in the morning, when I depress the brakes, I hear a singular click. Sounds like it's under the gear shifter area?!?
Besides the new pads and rotors and a front R caliper replaced twice now.......all braking system equipment is OEM. Jeep has almost 150,000. Pretty good shape for her age.
Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated as I am vehicle stupid. Unless you count watching YouTube videos and thinking you can fix everything.
Also looking for a weekend warrior Jeep guy who can be my mr. Fix it. Sick of taking her to the dealership with their 100/hr bullshit rates.
I am no expert by any means, but I do work on my own Jeep and every car I have owned. There are a couple of things that could cause brakes to pull to one side or the other.
1. Uneven tire inflation, which doesn’t sound like your problem.
2. Pinched or collapsed brake line or hose, which can either not let enough pressure be released hanging up your brake pads.
3. Distribution valve is going out, which causes more pressure to go to one or more brakes then the other.
Hope this helped you some.
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