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97 Cherokee Sport ... brake problem? Maybe?


 
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Samolotus
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Joined: 13 Jan 2006

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: 97 Cherokee Sport ... brake problem? Maybe? Reply with quote

Hello all! I am new, my name is Samantha, and I am a Jeep girl definitely! I bought my Cherokee a year and a half ago and I absolutely adore it. Anyhoo, I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. When I apply the brakes and decelerate (is that a word? I think, not sure!) I hear this faint whistling noise. It seems to go in tune with the rate the tires are slowing down. Is this a brake problem or a tire problem?

I know this sounds like a silly question, so please, go easy on me! I'm new! Wink
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jeep_cherokee_girl
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Joined: 02 Dec 2005
Location: Jefferson, Ohio

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: tire problem Reply with quote

I'm a fellow Jeep Girl. I would say that it is a tire problem. You will learn ton of stuff here and everyone is really helpful.
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JeepinNH
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Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Location: New Hampshire

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: noise Reply with quote

Try different things like when it's making the noise release the brakes, if it stops when released then it most likely is the brakes. Have someone in the back seat to try and narrow down which part of the car it's coming from so you can look at that particular set of brakes and wheels. Brakes can make a whistling sound even when they are good. A bad wheel bearing also can but you'd here it all the time. It depends on the brake pads if they are quiet or not. Sometimes a pebble gets behing the brake pad which will also make a noise. Another thing you can try (but be carefull) is to use the emergency brake to slow down and see if the noise still happens. Good luck.
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