Originally Posted by tjkj2002
Now if you have drum brakes you can adjust the parking brake as it is your whole rear drum setup and should be adjusted once a year anyways for best braking.
Yes I totaly agree with you here, in fact I am about to check the wear and adjustment of my rear drums and shoes again as I can feel that the park brake is slowly getting worse!
When I was having my initial problem however, from new, the park brake constantly went bad at a rapid rate and only replacing the handle ratchet mechanism laid that problem to rest.
The park brake setup on the early Kjs with the drums at the rear is a lot better than with the disks at the rear but I would definitely wish to have rear disks on my Jeep as regards the better braking performance.