I think my back beaks are locking up

Asked by May 08, 2017 at 09:44 AM about the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I first start out driving my jeep it seems fine but after a short distance in
order to get it to go i have to put my foot all the way on the gas seems like
something is locking up. I dont drive too far but when i get home after this
happens i see smoke coming from the passenger side rear. Doe this sound
like my breaks are locking up once they get to warm?

1 Answer

850

Yes. You are absolutely right. Your right rear brake caliper is starting to seize up and they only get tighter when hot. And get worse as time goes on. Get it fixed before you roast the bearing and seal, warp the caliper, and ruin the pads. Do both rears and check the fronts.. As a quick test, put your Jeep in neutral and see if it coasts easily on a smooth level surface. Or jack up a wheel and see if it turns easily by hand. I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee that went through seven calipers before we found four that I can trust. Thanks to the warranty I paid labor and parts only once. It can happen on any vehicle but using a phenolic plastic caliper pistons make me wonder. The parts guy will ask you if it's a Teves or an Okebono caliper so take one with you. If you have to guess, originals were Okebono and they use a caliper anchor unique to Okebono so don't try to switch. I hope this helps.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,120
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,900
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
380 Great Deals out of 47,862 listings starting at $2,795
Used Jeep Wrangler
312 Great Deals out of 16,299 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
854 Great Deals out of 64,022 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
290 Great Deals out of 21,539 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
291 Great Deals out of 22,119 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
652 Great Deals out of 39,642 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,317 Great Deals out of 184,578 listings starting at $699
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,112 Great Deals out of 167,056 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW X5
423 Great Deals out of 12,392 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
724 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
416 Great Deals out of 30,919 listings starting at $3,550

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
4,052 listings starting at $27,288
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 2,783 listings starting at $23,999
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
531 listings starting at $27,170
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 845 listings starting at $17,756
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 849 listings starting at $13,688

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.