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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rebuilt the front calipers this morning. Once off, they took minutes to rebuild. Getting ready to test drive, this won't tell me much though as the issue does not always show up.
I did not put the new rotors on, I did have to put the new pads on, the old ones looked pitiful, you can tell they got very hot.
After I drive it for awhile this summer, if the issue does not show back up I will put the new rotors on, maybe rebuild rear calipers, and then put the DOT 5.1 fluid in it.
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I drove to the store and the brakes worked. LOL
If it goes thru the summer with no issues I'll do the rotors etc.
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Yep, I'm not holding my breath. If it makes it thru summer I'll call it fixed, and proceed with the rest.
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Hopefully this will be the end of the problem.
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Hopefully this will be the end of the problem.

Me too! Taking those tires off and putting them back on is getting harder for some reason! LOL

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I found out something about my OEM lugnuts. They are not solid, they have caps. The impact gun removed a couple caps.
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I am driving the Jeep today to the dentist, problem is it has been below 90ļF/32ļC all week. The brakes usually only act up when it is hot. Of course we don't want them to act up. LOL We want them to go thru the summer without no issues. I have lost confidence in my Jeep, it needs to restore my confidence so I might consider putting a communications radio back in it. LOL
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One trip done. LOL The brakes do feel better, they will feel much better when I am able to put the new rotors on.

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I drove the Jeep to a farm for a bushel of corn, to the feed store, and Walmart. Somewhere around 40 miles.
The Jeep cooperated again.


Something I was thinking about, this death wobble. I know when my brakes act up, and I drive above 45mph it feels like the front end is about ready to come out from under the Jeep.
I wonder if some of these death wobbles are brakes acting up like mine?
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