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Old 30 April 2010, 10:01   #1
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Jeep calipers

Having a bit of trouble with the front right caliper on my Cherokee. It seems to insist on binding after a short journey and start smoking, which isn't very comforting. Even worse is the veering off when applying the brakes due to the induced fade.

Question is.... does anyone know if it is ok to replace just one caliper, or should they be done in pairs like pads. Secondly, does anyone know of a good mail order supplier of said calipers. They're 185 from my stealer and I can only find one reputable looking internet company at 80 each, but I have no experience of them (jeepspares.com)
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Old 30 April 2010, 10:03   #2
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Replacing just the one will be fine, have you taken it off and cleaned and greased it?
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Having a bit of trouble with the front right caliper on my Cherokee. It seems to insist on binding after a short journey and start smoking, which isn't very comforting. Even worse is the veering off when applying the brakes due to the induced fade.

Question is.... does anyone know if it is ok to replace just one caliper, or should they be done in pairs like pads. Secondly, does anyone know of a good mail order supplier of said calipers. They're 185 from my stealer and I can only find one reputable looking internet company at 80 each, but I have no experience of them (jeepspares.com)

just replace the sticking one.
if its a sliding caliper it may just need the sliders greasing.
while its off replace the flexi hose too, thay can collapse internally and make a oneway valve which causes your symptoms.
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Old 30 April 2010, 11:25   #4
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It was removed last year when I replaced the pads and again checked over recently by a local garage when I first had it bind, but it seemed to be behaving itself and the mechanic couldn't find anything wrong.

It's a little bit intermittent, and I only use the car for towing the boat in and out once a year and the odd trip to the dump so I don't do may miles on it. It's 15 years old so I only have it to abuse it.
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Try an online breakers?

If you come across a lot in Pershore Road, Stirchley,Birmingham avoid them like the plague though. Any breakers search you do will probably lead to a phone call from them. They won't actually have the part but they'll charge you for it anyway and send the wrong part...
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I brought a pair from the US on Ebay, including postage and all charges it was under $100 for the PAIR! Which is about 70 at today rates I think. Very helpful guy and they arrived within the week.

I think his username was bfoot58 - although he has nothing for sale at the moment... might be worth an email.

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