1998 Jeep Cherokee Noisy and burnt smell in rear area

Tiny
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
I just purchased this vehicle and had noticed that there was a odd noise coming from the rear. I know that the vehicle has that 4wheel drive running all the time and it does sound like it but the noise seemed to be a constant. I did look at the rear rotors and they were horrible. It took me forever to get the rear wheels off and even longer for me to remove the rotors. Once I did the parking brake shoes where horrible also. I replaced both of them. Put two new rotors on and reconnected everything. But the noise was still there. And the smell too. Now a few more things of note. I didnt replace the pads in the rear or the calipers. Also the rotors where a little snug when I put them back on over the parking brake shoes. The self adjustment screw would only go so far since it is 11 years old and the auto parts store didnt have replacements. My question is could it be a caliper? Or are the rotors so tight to the parking brake shoes it is doing the same thing it was doing before I repaired it?
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 AT 10:10 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
Yes to both questions. When you say rotors horrible whree they blue/black or scored? Same for park drum? Where park adjusters rusted and would not move? If yes try backing off parking brake cable. With new rotors really should have new pads. Did you retract caliper piston before replacing?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
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The rotors were just rusted real bad. The drivers side was so rusted I had to use my oxy/actelene torch to break rust just to remove rotor. And the parking brake shoes on that wheel were in pieces. The park adjusters you mentioned are the ones you need to use a screwdriver on the back? If so yes they were rusted and I oiled them down till they moved. But those parking pads seemed to not adjust any smaller. Could that mean emergency brake cable is in use or rusted on. I can use it fine when I pull up. I did squeeze down calipers so I could get it over new rotors.
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Any possibility noise is wheel bearing? Said noise is constant does it in frequency speed up as truck does?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:08 PM
Tiny
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The noise is constant but doesn't get worse as I speed up. The noise sounds like when ur discs are past the little indictator noise and now its just sounds like metal rubbing metal. But the whole time driving. To be totally honest and sounds like my 4 wheel drive suburban when in 4 wheel. Is there some natural noise out of that quadratrac all wheel drive?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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So noise is a squeal? That starts right as you move? Does not speed up with vehicle speed so can't be in drive train. Does it go away in neutral? Coasting? Or with light brake apply?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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I haven't tried to listen when coasting. But when I do put on the brakes it does seem to go away or at least less noticable. Could it also be me not use to the 4wheel on the whole time?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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All your stating and noise abates when brakes applied point to brake squeal But?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Didn't understand.
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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Appears it is brake noise
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 1:56 PM

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