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Old 08-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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My 2000 Jeep Cherokee's brakes are squeaking when I hit the brakes. I bought the jeep 4 months ago and it has 64,000 miles on it. Do I need to replace the brake pads and rotor?
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Probably, there is metal embedded in the pad. When it starts to wear out, it hits the metal and squeels. Depending on how bad the rotors are, you may not need to replace them, but just get them turned (resurfaced).

Of course, if you've been wheeling, you might just have a rock stuck in there.
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Alright thanks. i went mudding a week ago and since then the brakes seemed to squeak.
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Nah, it's broken, if you'd like I'll take it off your hands.
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pull the pads and rotors off and clean both off with brake cleaner. Put them back on and see if they still squeak after that. If so, buy new pads and get your rotors turned.
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Alright thanks. i went mudding a week ago and since then the brakes seemed to squeak.
Try cleaning it out, it might just be full of mud and such.



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pull the pads and rotors off and clean both off with brake cleaner. Put them back on and see if they still squeak after that. If so, buy new pads and get your rotors turned.

ok i will try that because i just took it out and the brakes didnt squeal at all.
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Be for you get to into it try just washing the brakes with your garden hose first.haha
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I guess I have to be "that guy" and point out how silly this thread is when disected. You ask for help because of a noise in the brakes, but never pulled the wheels to see if pads are worn, or even to see anything at all. Then in a later post you said it started after mudding. Do you see where I'm going here? Common sence should have told you that the mudding could have been the cause of the noise, maybe I should pull the wheels, or at least hose off the wheels and see if the mudding was the root cause of the problem. I'm not saying it is a dumb question, but I'm saying it's not a good question until you investigate the problem first, and then ask for help when you're stumped. Asking this question before even looking at your own brakes is just lazy and asking for bad advise.
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