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claddaghboy 04-30-2011 11:11 AM

Brake pads
Hi all I need to replace front brake pads and discs/rotors on 4.7 wj how difficult can it be:slapfight:

Frango100 04-30-2011 12:15 PM

Re: Brake pads
It all depends how handy you are. It is not a hard job to do, when you have some mechanics experience. You only have to be sure which calipers you have, Teves or Akebono, because the pads are different.

heehawbus 04-30-2011 01:04 PM

Re: Brake pads
pretty easy job if your good with tools, take ur time and clean some stuff while you got the wheels of, should take a half a day, at least mine did..

FredoinSF 04-30-2011 01:44 PM

Re: Brake pads
It is a fairly simple job and if you're not comfortable doing it, it should be easy to find someone to help if you mention beer will be served.

There are two kinds of calipers for the WJ because Chrysler switched from Teves to Akebono calipers to resolve brake vibration issues. The Teves and Akebono calipers take different pads so you need to know what you have before you order. There was a thread that had pictures of both styles side by side but I can't find it. It seems the rotors are the same for both caliper applications.

Chrysler swiched to Akebono in May 2002 so your 01 should have Teves. Unfortunately you can't just rely on the build date because my Feb 02 build seems to have the Akebono calipers. I just ordered pads and rotors today so I'll know for sure when I tackle the job in a week or two.

StephenE 04-30-2011 02:19 PM

Re: Brake pads
There were a few TSBs that covered brakes:
Some older models with pulsation issues have been upgraded to Akebono calipers.

StoneCold 04-30-2011 02:47 PM

Re: Brake pads
Easy enough to do. Just remember to grease the pins well.:thumbsup:

cheapjeep 05-01-2011 06:37 AM

Re: Brake pads
Go with ceramic pads.Your wheels stay much much cleaner.

206WJ 05-01-2011 10:53 PM

Re: Brake pads

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 406932)
Go with ceramic pads.Your wheels stay much much cleaner.


Makes a world of difference. I use them on all my cars.

If your car has a build date before '02 it's teeves, and after akebono. Unless already upgraded.

206WJ 05-01-2011 11:11 PM

Re: Brake pads
3 Attachment(s)
Here's a copied How-To from my computer.... It's pretty easy.

P.S. The first Pic is the Akebono, and the other 2 are the Teeves...

TJXJWJ 05-02-2011 08:21 AM

Re: Brake pads
Very simple job...unless your slide pins are seized. Then it's not so fun.
I've got Akebono's on mine. I was able to do the whole front end in about 3 hours. Ratchet set, rubber mallet, big hammer in case your rotors are rusted on, pry bars, a c-clamp to compress the piston in the caliper, anti-seize for the bolts and the backs of the pads, grease for the slide pins, a jack and stand, and you should be good to go.
I see you're in London...should be easy for you to get the EBC pads and rotors. That's what I've put on my last 2 them.

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