-   ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum (
-   -   Parking brake lever (

OverlandZJ 11-08-2013 11:38 PM

Parking brake lever
I'm swapping the ZJ discs to my XJ Dana 44.. that's been modified to bolt in my ZJ. :laugh:

These parking brake lever pieces should pivot on each other correct? Mine seems frozen by rust.. just free up and add a touch of grease?

Gazang 11-09-2013 12:24 PM

Yes they are (supposed to be) 2 pivoting pieces. Turns out they like to rust weld themselves into a single inoperable unit.
Check out this link:

Good writeup on R&R on zj e-brakes.
Definitely try to free them up first (to save the $), but they can up and break when trying to unfreeze.

Be sure to re-install with a good dose of grease and prob. check adjuster bolts too as they can go the rust route as well.
Good luck :)


OverlandZJ 11-09-2013 12:29 PM


Thank You! I'll check that link out a bit later.. taking a break from grinding on these caliper brackets.

OverlandZJ 11-11-2013 10:48 AM

Success... thanks again, was able to free them up and hit with a wire wheel. I'll grease them good since they live in the rubber boots.

Gazang 11-11-2013 11:30 PM

Nice work. Always cool to fix your own stuff! :welder:

The time now is 12:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.