Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Technical Tips/DIY/How-To

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #37  
Old 01-08-2012, 05:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 164
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1834
08pretaco is on a distinguished road
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

my rotors are rusted on, cant get them off lol
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 03-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2008 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: mid-Michigan
Posts: 450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2261
Walt has a reputation beyond reputeWalt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Quote:
Originally Posted by 08pretaco View Post
my rotors are rusted on, cant get them off lol
Mine too. Saw a post somewhere here today and can't relocate it.
It recommended using the caliper slide pin threaded holes to use as jack-bolt holes to help get the frozen rotors off.
Question: I want to buy fully-threaded bolts 3" long to push again the rotors. My caliper slide pins are only threaded about 1/2" at the end.
Anybody know the bolt diameter/thread? I know the head is 13mm and it seems like 10mm diameter. I rather not take the wheels/calipers off (again) to measure.

Thanks in advance.
__________________

__________________
'08 WK Limited, 5.7L HEMI, Quadra-Trac II, Bright Silver Metallic, Class IV Hitch, Michelin LTX M/S tires, Billet Technology oil catch can, Fumoto oil drain valve.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 03-21-2012, 04:54 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 2007 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
2007JGCWK is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Thanks JTK1130!

I followed your's and Matt's how to change the brake pad threads and saved a ton of money, thanks!

I followed your instructions and the only thing I did different was de-glaze the rotors with sandpaper and brake cleaner....

Thanks again!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-07-2013, 03:56 PM
ChrisWk's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 375533
ChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Smile Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Nice write up, I am hoping to do my brakes this week if I feel better.

Thanks
__________________
HEMI Dark Khaki Pearl SRT8 Full Body Kit, Roof Rails,SRT8 Engine Strut Bar, Lund Rear Spoiler, MYGIG INSTALLED with LOCKPICK, Kenwood Sub, SRT8 Intake,Taylor Spark Plug Wires,G2 Silver Painted Brake Calipers, Billet Tech Catch Can, Addco Sway Bar Rear, WK Eibach Lowering Springs, SRT8 Bilstein Shocks, Xenon Volt HID Lows 6k,Chrome SRT Reps 255/45/20
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 08-07-2013, 02:09 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NoVA
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 72792
Ahujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond reputeAhujadaddy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

good thread! thanks... will eventually be doing this, and will replace the rotors too.

seems like everyone has their rear brakes going first... strange, i thought the front's were always the first to go since they do most of the braking.. or am i thinking FWD cars maybe?

took note of the wagner thermo quiets for pads. any suggestions for rotors? can we just drop in the HD brakes that V8s get?
__________________
WK2 Overland | 3.6L V6 | Dk Charcoal / Saddle | Adaptive Cruise
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 08-07-2013, 02:18 PM
ChrisWk's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 375533
ChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Smile Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

I just finish installing Thermo pads and centric rotors Front and Rear, the rotors have a painted hub that does not rust .
__________________
HEMI Dark Khaki Pearl SRT8 Full Body Kit, Roof Rails,SRT8 Engine Strut Bar, Lund Rear Spoiler, MYGIG INSTALLED with LOCKPICK, Kenwood Sub, SRT8 Intake,Taylor Spark Plug Wires,G2 Silver Painted Brake Calipers, Billet Tech Catch Can, Addco Sway Bar Rear, WK Eibach Lowering Springs, SRT8 Bilstein Shocks, Xenon Volt HID Lows 6k,Chrome SRT Reps 255/45/20
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 08-07-2013, 06:41 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2008 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: mid-Michigan
Posts: 450
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2261
Walt has a reputation beyond reputeWalt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ahujadaddy View Post
good thread! thanks... will eventually be doing this, and will replace the rotors too.

seems like everyone has their rear brakes going first... strange, i thought the front's were always the first to go since they do most of the braking.. or am i thinking FWD cars maybe?

took note of the wagner thermo quiets for pads. any suggestions for rotors? can we just drop in the HD brakes that V8s get?
With the traction control features, the rears wear out first now. This was confirmed by a local Jeep offroad shop specialist.

Happy with Raybestos Advanced Technology rotors on the rear.
__________________
'08 WK Limited, 5.7L HEMI, Quadra-Trac II, Bright Silver Metallic, Class IV Hitch, Michelin LTX M/S tires, Billet Technology oil catch can, Fumoto oil drain valve.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 08-11-2013, 08:52 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: 816
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 683
816jared is on a distinguished road
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

need some clarification...

is it necessary to mess with the ebrake in the rear when doing rotors?

with help of my dad we were able to do the front pads/rotors with no major problems. we didn't tear into the back in fear of having to deal with the drum style ebrake that's back there.

basically, my question is; if my ebrake is functioning properly there is no reason why we'd even have to touch the ebrake, correct?


thank you for the clarification.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 08-11-2013, 09:11 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: 816
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 683
816jared is on a distinguished road
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Quote:
Originally Posted by 08pretaco View Post
my rotors are rusted on, cant get them off lol
3 things I learned yesterday while doing the front:

1) I'm not strong at all, breaker bar was a must.
2) PB Blaster/Liquid Wrench is your friend.
3) the rotor isn't going anywhere until the rubber o-ring is removed.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 08-11-2013, 09:29 AM
ChrisWk's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 375533
ChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Well after I did my rear rotors my ebrake got worst, I going to have too take off rotor to adjust the ebrake it will not hold unless I pull ebrake up high.
__________________
HEMI Dark Khaki Pearl SRT8 Full Body Kit, Roof Rails,SRT8 Engine Strut Bar, Lund Rear Spoiler, MYGIG INSTALLED with LOCKPICK, Kenwood Sub, SRT8 Intake,Taylor Spark Plug Wires,G2 Silver Painted Brake Calipers, Billet Tech Catch Can, Addco Sway Bar Rear, WK Eibach Lowering Springs, SRT8 Bilstein Shocks, Xenon Volt HID Lows 6k,Chrome SRT Reps 255/45/20
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 08-11-2013, 09:37 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: 816
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 683
816jared is on a distinguished road
Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisWk View Post
Well after I did my rear rotors my ebrake got worst, I going to have too take off rotor to adjust the ebrake it will not hold unless I pull ebrake up high.
and adjusting it is just a matter of tightening something up? taking apart and putting back together the ebrake looks like a huge PITA. pads/rotors have been enough of a learning experience for me this weekend, not sure I really want to throw drum ebrake in there as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 08-11-2013, 12:59 PM
ChrisWk's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 375533
ChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond reputeChrisWk has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Cool Re: How-To: Rear Brake Pad Job for WK Jeeps

I was not going to take it apart it looks like a 2hour job to get all the springs back on. There is a great tube video on how to do the front and rear brakes from jbrunsonjr I do not know how to add YouTube link. I still have to bleed the brake lines I got air in the lines pedal feels sponge
__________________

__________________
HEMI Dark Khaki Pearl SRT8 Full Body Kit, Roof Rails,SRT8 Engine Strut Bar, Lund Rear Spoiler, MYGIG INSTALLED with LOCKPICK, Kenwood Sub, SRT8 Intake,Taylor Spark Plug Wires,G2 Silver Painted Brake Calipers, Billet Tech Catch Can, Addco Sway Bar Rear, WK Eibach Lowering Springs, SRT8 Bilstein Shocks, Xenon Volt HID Lows 6k,Chrome SRT Reps 255/45/20
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to: Renew your rear step pad Marlin Technical Tips/DIY/How-To 18 04-14-2010 05:10 PM
Front brake job questions. brent Grand Cherokee - WK 12 02-26-2010 04:41 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.