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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Bad Front Rotors

Hello Fell-us,
Wanted to check something with you guys, My CMDR just hit 11k, and my front rotors are jacked. I called our friendly "stealership" and they said exactly what I expected, wear & tear. Sorry, I went through the roof, and have an appoitment on Monday. Have any of you guys had this happen. To me bad design or faulty rotor. Wear & Tear my @$$....love the site!!!!!!
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Sorry to hear that, but it sounds to me that you had faulty rotors to begin with. Unless you rode the brakes pretty hard, I never had to replace rotors on any of my jeeps until around 60K or so. ( usually turning or smoothing them fixes the problems) Hey look on the bright side, you can replace them with some cross drilled rotors.

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brakes and rotors are under warranty for th e 1st 12 mos or 12k.
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The dealer replaced the front rotors under warranty in 3500 miles due to rough breaking.

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There was another member in here that had the same problem and ended up replacing them himself. I think it might have been RedCommander.

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My wife's is in the shop as I type this, getting the rotors resurfaced, and some new tires.

The pads were fine, but it was just really grabby when braking.... grabby and uneven.

$90 an axle for the rotor work. Worse than if jeep would have paid, but not a bad price to just have it done and over with.
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There was another member in here that had the same problem and ended up replacing them himself. I think it might have been RedCommander.
Yep, twas me. Had a little pedal pulse (no steering wheel vibration) when stopping so I had the rotors turned. Turned out they were so far off I needed to replace them. Autozone was the best price I found on replacements.
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I have 25k miles and lately been having serious braking vibrations, particularly at speeds above 60. You can actually hear it - almost sounds like going over small rumble-strips. And it causes a racket for whatever loose junk is in my dash console. I took it to the dealer last month and he said it was normal and so slight that it wasn't worth fixing. My bill states "could not replicate problem." But after driving a 500 miles this weekend, I'm ready to take it back and insist they fix or replace the rotors. Does anyone know if there is a TSB on this issue?
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tsb on jeep rotors being crap? yes there is, but in this case it stands for 'The Same ol' Bull****'

this is your first jeep?
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