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Unread 07-01-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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How do you remove the parking brake pedal assembly?

Hey guys, my parking brake lever assembly is shot, the ratcheting mechanism is dead, so I'm going to rig something up out of a toyota pickup because it looks simple enough to install. I know there is the one bolt at the front of the pedal assembly but where else is it being held on? Feels like its riveted towards the back but my computer is right on the back of that so I dont want to drill it out. Any ideas or is it not really riveted?

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Unread 07-01-2008, 12:33 PM   #2
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Hey, see if your jeep has the recall on the parking brake mechanism. If it does then the dealership will replace the whole assembly for free. Type in your VIN and www.jeep.com and it will let you know if there is a recall for your jeep.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 01:37 PM   #3
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Hey, see if your jeep has the recall on the parking brake mechanism. If it does then the dealership will replace the whole assembly for free. Type in your VIN and www.jeep.com and it will let you know if there is a recall for your jeep.

Just did this to my 94, only cost me a couple hours on a saturday at the dealership.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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Just call the dealership and give them your V.I.N. to see if it needs or has had the recall. Unfortunately, the jeep.com site does not go further back than a 1992 model.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 02:40 PM   #5
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If your 88 is like my 93, there's one bolt underneath the dash holding the assembly up (you got that one) and two bolts going through the firewall. Open the hood and you'll see them near the clutch master cylinder and the ECU.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 02:54 PM   #6
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just did mine a few weeks ago......just bought the jeep looked up the vin had the recall work done...only a few hours
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Unread 07-01-2008, 03:11 PM   #7
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My parking brake ratchet was shot when I bought my jeep a couple of months ago. I picked up a new one from someone on the forum and just finished putting it in a few minutes ago. It is just 3 bolts like Exparrot said, and a wire plug for the idiot light. But, remember you have to loosen the cable to get it out. There are 2 1/2 inch nuts on the threaded cable cover on the drivers side in front of the back tire. It goes into a distribution plate. You have to remove the end nut, then loosen the other one all the way to allow enough slack to get the cable out of the parking brake ratchet assembly. When reinstalling, I tightened the nut until the car doesnt move with the parking brake engaged and the car is in gear. I was afraid of making it too tight and having the brake pads rubbing.

I did call about the recall but mine was apparntly already fixed (then broke again).
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Unread 07-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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This does not apply to your 88, but if you have a 91 up 4.0 there is a ground wire attached to one of the mounting bolts. It is the ground for the fuel pump and fuel gage. If you forget it the fuel gage will stay pegged out full and the fuel pump will not run.
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That confirms my assumption of that ground meaning something when the truck wouldnt start without the ground cable connected
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