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1054EDP 04-18-2010 10:19 PM

Brake calipers..
Its time to change my brake pads but i don't know if the calipers i have are the original and faulty Teves or replacement akebono's. Without doing much surgery, how can i tell which ones i have?

Frango100 04-18-2010 10:55 PM

Re: Brake calipers..
According the info i have you can see it the best by looking at the color of the caliper:

1. Original (from 1999 model production through May 10, 2002 (Teves, black color with open-sided bracket)
2. New (from May 11, 2002 production onward: (Akebono, silver color "fully closed" style)

'00 UnLimited 04-18-2010 11:45 PM

Re: Brake calipers..


1054EDP 04-19-2010 06:24 AM

Re: Brake calipers..

Originally Posted by '00 UnLimited (Post 191959)

Ryan.....This is exactly what i was hoping to get as a response. Thank you guys for the quick response..

hans1560 04-19-2010 05:32 PM

Re: Brake calipers..
hello iam from france i have a wj 4.0 1999 whit a problem my rear caliper always make a noise .
like a bird qui qui qui wat can i do to repair
i need help from the other side of the world
i am sorry for the horror of writing americain
the noise i can hear it only at low speed
i have changed disc at blocks for new
thanks for your help


"plus belle la vie en jeep grand cherokee"

Bigken637 03-07-2012 03:22 PM

Re: Brake calipers..
Can any body tell me if there is a special tool or socket required for removing the caliper pins on a 2000 grand cherokee? Help!!!!!!!

01grand 03-07-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Brake calipers..
I can't remember if they were hex or star... but nothing too out of the ordinary.

wjross 03-13-2012 12:42 PM

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having trouble with my caliper pins as well. one is ceased in place and is proving very difficult to remove. mine is also a 2000 grand, with akebono calipers

StoneCold 03-13-2012 02:00 PM

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They're just a standard hex, 6mm I think. They should be greased before putting them back in, otherwise you run the risk of them seizing. I can imagine they'd be a bugger to get out if they are rusted up. May have to use an air wratchet or try a breaker bar of some sort, but you won't have much room to turn the bar.

wjross 03-16-2012 10:38 AM

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I just replaced the pads on my WJ. If you are sill wondering if you have akebono's or not, the most definitive piece of evidence in my mind with the back side of the caliper where it says "akebono" stamped into the metal. I also had quite a bit of trouble with my slide pins, having two of them ceased. The slide pin should require no tools to remove, once you have removed the 17mm (if i remember correctly) bolts that hold the caliper in place, the slide pin should slide out, the rubber boot will come off as well. If your pins are stuck, carefully pull back the boot and apply copious amounts of PB Blaster (or comparable), and use of a wrench on the flat sides on the head of the pin, if you can get it to spin and continue to apply the cleaner/blaster, it will loosen and come out. You'll fight with it though. Or another rout is to remove the caliper mounting bracket and replace it and the pins and boots (i got a bracket, pins, and boots for around $30)

glenn27 01-10-2013 09:34 AM

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I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee with the Teves setup, and I had the same problem the other day--my left front caliper froze up--pins were rusted in place--I am just going to replace the two front calipers with NAPA--and new hardware...

Question here---Should I have to do much bleeding if I leave the system closed , other than taking the brake lines loose and switching over to a new caliper??

Tks in advance--


glenn27 01-10-2013 10:14 AM

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Bump up, pls??? MY last post?/


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