1. Make and Model: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport
2. Mileage: ~70,000
3. Transmission: Automatic
4. 4 wheel drive
5. Strange sounds: none
6. Fluid leaks: none
7. Repair History
Started off just getting new pads and shoes (front disc, rear drum). Got the car back and found that there were no rear brakes (noticed the problem on wet pavement and tested skid marks on gravel).
Through a couple of visits to the independent shop, got the following new parts: 4 brake cylinders, 4 new hoses, rear brake kit, master cylinder, proportioning valve.
Still no improvement. The shop would be closed the next day, had no suggestions, and I needed the car for the weekend so I took it to a registered Jeep dealership. They spent 6+ hours on it and all they found was that the rear drums were cut too thin. They replaced them both but no improvement. All they wanted to do was start from scratch replacing everything again.
I took it back to the shop and he's replaced everything again, this time with genuine mopar.
The emergency brake IS functioning properly, but still no rear brakes. The peddle is firm. Regardless, lines were bled multiple times and had " good output".
Basically, the system has been replaced in full twice, but still no rear brakes.
The peddle is a little higher than it was before work was started, but as I said, the problem may have existed before work was started.
No squeaks or noises either.
I NEED HELP.
Thanks a lot.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 AT 11:23 AM