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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. re-route the front brake lines yourself (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102009

Wrangler SE 2.5L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles


When your brake line blows, and it will eventually, save time, money, and your ass, and re-route the front brake lines! See, the morons who designed the braking system decided to route the passenger side front brake line through the driver side fender wall, under the sway bar, along the back side of the front bumper(where it will rust through), back through the passenger side fender wall, around the axle and then into the caliper! GENIUS!!! PURE GENIUS!!! Do yourself a favor- the next time you do a brake job on your jeep, spend an extra $25 for a 20ft section of brake line and fittings(you'll also need a flaring tool and line cutter). Just route the new line back and across the fire wall (zip tie it to the wire harness) and down to the caliper. DO IT NOW - IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!

- , Eastpointe, MI, USA

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