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Old 09-11-2011, 09:37 PM
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Ok so dumb thing I did today.. jacked my Jeep at a slight angle.. with my stock jack(one comes with spare) yes I know dumb ****ing idea.. but I was desperate and bored.. anyways I lifted it and got the wheel off barely, and put the spare on and lowered it back. Then later I tried to jack it again, I got it up, and then my jack cracked at the bottom and fell over and my drivers side back wheel fell down. The disc brake fell onto my driveway, but it wasn't damaged. On the outside of my brakes there is a "guard" around it that got flattened as it fell down and slid. So I was able to borrow an actual jack and fix it, I put the original wheel on. But now I am hearing the brake rotor rub against it, and I'm not sure what now. It doesn't seem to be a major part of the brake and I don't think anything else is effected by it but I wanted to be sure. I don't have any pictures my phone is dead. I'm going to the shop tomorrow to get it looked at(roughly a 2 mile drive)

Thoughts, help, advice? (Yes I now know never to ****ing jack a car at an angle.. my car almost slid into my moms...)





*** NEW PICTURES ***
*Phone camera wouldn't adjust sorry they are so blurry*
This is the damage; I drove it around my court and I did feel a wobble.. I think my other back wheel on the passenger side is messed up a little..







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Re: ****ed up my brakes?

Post some pics so we know what you mean.
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On the outside of the disc brake/rotor that's where the "guard" is.. sorry I can't find any images of the actual brake assembly
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Post some pics so we know what you mean.
It's dark out, and I had put the wheel on and jack it up in almost no light.. I won't have any pictures of this.. I will try and re-explain it the best I can though.. sorry I'm a bit freaked out right now
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Re: ****ed up my brakes?

tomorrow safely jack it up. put jackstands under it. never trust the jack alone. get wheel off an d see exactly where its rubbing you can get that guard off and hammer it back into shape. or replaced if necessa



BUT PLEASE LEARN HOW TO BE SAAFE BEFORE YOU GET UNDER ANY VEHICLE. TOO MANY WITH MORE SMARTS THAN YOU QENT AWAY EARLY FOR BEING UNSAFE JUST FOR A MINUTR/
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tomorrow safely jack it up. put jackstands under it. never trust the jack alone. get wheel off an d see exactly where its rubbing you can get that guard off and hammer it back into shape. or replaced if necessa



BUT PLEASE LEARN HOW TO BE SAAFE BEFORE YOU GET UNDER ANY VEHICLE. TOO MANY WITH MORE SMARTS THAN YOU QENT AWAY EARLY FOR BEING UNSAFE JUST FOR A MINUTR/

Heheh indeed.. I've calmed down a bit now.. I'll see what I can do tomorrow.. and I'll try and get pictures up.
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Re: ****ed up my brakes?

you should be alright, if you didn't damage rotor. That guard you can just bang(bend) back into place so it is not against the rotor. I have seen people remove these guard when they have gone up in rotor size also. We did this on my galant, when I went up in rotor size, and dual piston calipers up front
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* Put up pictures *
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Re: ****ed up my brakes?

Luckily it was only the brake which was f***ed up, and not you. As mentioned by an other, never thrust on a jack alone, always use stands, SAFETY FIRST.
The protecting plate you can bend back in shape, its just there to prevent as much as possible road dirt/small stones to get in between the disc and the caliper.
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Luckily it was only the brake which was f***ed up, and not you. As mentioned by an other, never thrust on a jack alone, always use stands, SAFETY FIRST.
The protecting plate you can bend back in shape, its just there to prevent as much as possible road dirt/small stones to get in between the disc and the caliper.
Thanks, yeah I was pretty quick so I got my arm outta there .. How do I go about hammering it back into shape?
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Re: ****ed up my brakes?

A pry bar and a pair of pliers should be all you need to bend that shield back and away from your rotor. Don't be shy, it's just a piece of sheetmetal to deflect large debris. As long as it's no longer touching the rotor when you're done, you'll be fine. I actually cut away some of mine on my old XJ because it was rusting.

If you really want to get fancy, you can always remove the rotor and re-shape it that way...access will be a lot better without the rotor in the way.
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Thanks, yeah I was pretty quick so I got my arm outta there .. How do I go about hammering it back into shape?
It's just a dust shield. All you have to do to hammer it back is jack up the vehicle on a flat and level surface, place the vehicle on jackstands, remove wheel, remove rotor, and hammer/bend shield back.

If you dropped the vehicle on the rotor, it might not appear damaged but it probably is. If it was me, I wouldn't bet my safety in an effort to save $50. I would buy a new rotor and replace that one.
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