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Old 11-26-2003, 04:14 PM
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I have a 1997 Jeep Loredo.... Not a hot rod but a daily driver. It needs brakes . It has ABS brake system and Im not sure if it is any more difficult to do brakes on it then it would be for something that does not have ABS.

I have done disk brakes berfore .... Is there anything that I should know about the ABS sytem before I start or is this something better off left for a shop to do ?

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Old 11-26-2003, 08:28 PM
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As long as you are just changing pads, turning rotors/drums and not changing lines or the master cylinder or otherwise opening up the system, your ok. If the system needs to be opened up, ABS systems require special attention and should go to a qualified shop or the dealer.
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When changing brake pads on ABS systems, usually the only part in the neighborhood of where you are working, are the speed sensors. As long as you don't disturb them (they have wires going to them) you should be fine. The rest of the brake parts at the wheels are the same as non ABS.

I would check the repair manual for bleeding the brakes on that veh. It is best to open the bleeders when you collaps the caliper for the new pads. This prevents the old fluid from being forced back into the master cylinder. It also gets some of the oldest fluid out of the system, and can help prevent calipers from sticking later.
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thank you for the replys
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if you plan on bleeding the brakes take precaution some systems require you to use a scantool to open and close certain valves in the abs unit but i belive that in your system all you need to do is disconnect the abs module from the unit you can do this by just unpluging it. but to be safe it is important to either consult with a dealership or a respectible repair book.
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