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Mevans8894 07-27-2013 11:31 AM

parking brake wont work
 
My parking brake won't work.. Ive replaced the cables rebuilt both sides. it seems the PArking brake strut/equalizer is too short because it is very loose between the shoes.. I have 9" drum brakes on the rear

bigbossd1030 07-27-2013 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Mevans8894
My parking brake won't work.. Ive replaced the cables rebuilt both sides. it seems the PArking brake strut/equalizer is too short because it is very loose between the shoes.. I have 9" drum brakes on the rear

Are you adjusting it right? The Haynes manual has step by step instructions on how to adjust them. I don't remember exactly, but ill check my manual when I make it out to the jeep.

Sent from my iPhone, probably because I am bored at work.

Mevans8894 07-27-2013 12:05 PM

I have the Haynes manual and adjusted it as well as I can. This is my first time with drum brakes, so I may be doing something wrong. Ive tightened the adjuster, under the driver seat, almost as tight as it can get, and it still wont pull the lever arm far enough to tighten up the equalizer bar. Also when i took the brakes apart, the equalizer bar "arch" went up, but when i put it back together, the arch had to face down or it wouldn't go in.. Thanks for the help

Mark05059 07-28-2013 07:13 AM

take a picture of your rear brakes.. (drum off)

Mevans8894 08-03-2013 12:10 PM

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sorry it took so long... i have to drive it during the week. I use a 4X4 piece of wood to block the jeep if i have to park on a hill

Anticanman 08-03-2013 01:41 PM

Here's a solution. Take it to the dealership and if the parking brake recall hasn't been done, they have to make sure everything works by law. For free.

Mevans8894 08-03-2013 02:52 PM

I checked with the dealership and it has not been completed.. You say they have to make sure the whole system works by law and will fix it for free??

Anticanman 08-03-2013 02:58 PM

I'm no lawyer but they have to make the adjustments to test it to complete the recall mandate.

Its worth a shot instead of going backwards and fixing it again.

Mevans8894 08-03-2013 03:10 PM

Thanks for the help... Im putting it in the shop Wed morning..


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