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[color=red]1995 Grande Cherokee Front Brake issues need help


 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: [color=red]1995 Grande Cherokee Front Brake issues need help Reply with quote

I REMOVED THE CALIPERS AND NOTICED WEAR ON THE FRONT CALIPER SUPPORT ARMS (NOT SURE WHAT THE EXACT NAME IS)

IS THIS NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR? ONE GROOVE IS GETTING DEEPER,
HOW DO I FIX THIS? REWELD AND REGRIND?
OR YIKE REPLACE BUT IT'S A BIG BIG JOB.

ALSO NEED A CLOSE UP PHOTO OF THE FRONT BRAKES SAY DRIVERS SIDE TO SHOW THE FRONT PADS.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/DSC03609.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/DSC03683.jpg

vadelsohn@cogeco.ca
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, it's normal but it isn't something you really want to happen. To fix, reweld and grind smooth and get a set of pads that include the stainless caps for the sliders. Or, replace the knuckles entirely with ones that are good yet.

Another option, albeit the most expensive, is to make an upgrade to your brakes using the Vanco Big Brakes kit. This replaces your knuckles and front brakes with a system that fixes all the problem of the stock setup, especially if you have larger tires.
http://www.vancopbs.com/product_p/dkj1000.htm

Forgot something....turn off caps lock.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Brake pad sequence & where to get special pads with caps Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
Yup, it's normal but it isn't something you really want to happen. To fix, reweld and grind smooth and get a set of pads that include the stainless caps for the sliders. Or, replace the knuckles entirely with ones that are good yet.

Another option, albeit the most expensive, is to make an upgrade to your brakes using the Vanco Big Brakes kit. This replaces your knuckles and front brakes with a system that fixes all the problem of the stock setup, especially if you have larger tires.
http://www.vancopbs.com/product_p/dkj1000.htm

Forgot something....turn off caps lock.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/BrakephotoA.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/BrakePhotoB.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/BrakePhotoC.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v689/1972corvette454/DSC03609.jpg

who dies the welding? it's cast iron.
You say this is a normal issue?
One knockle is quite worn.
Thanks afor all your support.
Thank-you
Vic

you can also e-mail me at vadelsohn@cogeco.ca
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would contact welding shops in your area to see if someone would be willing to do it. Grab a phone book and start calling. The good thing is it's not a structural weld so it's doesn't need to be "perfect". Just good enough to fill in the divot as you should get pads with the stainless steel caps for the sliders.
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