Parking brake adjustment in 01 Grand Cherokee? Bad brake shimmy too!
New to the forums and new to Jeeps. My wife and I recently purchased a 2001 Grand Cherokee to tow our boat (needed the V8) The parking brake handle goes all the way up with little effect on it's intended function. I'd like to tighten it, but found that there is no cable adjustment in the passenger compartment, and a somewhat complex arrangement at the rear wheels.
I've done some searches in the Forums to help with this but most of the info seems to be for older Jeeps, what is applicable to mine?
Also, the truck has a major shimmy problem under light-medium braking that I can only attribute to warped rotors. The phenomenom is much more pronounced when towing afore mentioned boat. Further reading in these forums tells me that the factory rotors suck. Should I really look into the few hundred $$'s to replace all 4 rotors and pads all the way around? If so, should I plan to tighten the parking brake at that time?
Thanks in advance for all the replies.