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Unread 01-30-2009, 07:50 AM   #1
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Parking Brake adjustment '08 Liberty

Can anyone tell me how to adjust the parking brake on my Liberty, It is a new leftover with only 200 miles on it and with the brake lever all the way up, the Jeep still rolls, which is a problem because I have the 6 spd manual. The simple solution would be to have a dealer do it, but if the adjustment is simple enough I would rather do it myself then drop it off with them. Mine has the disc brakes in the rear...Thanks!

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Unread 01-30-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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http://gravediggerfreek.googlepages....yRecallH28.pdf


That'll show you how to do it. There was a Saftey Recall on these already - for any Liberty build before February 13, 2008 w/ manual tranny. Personally, as it's a safety issue - I'd have the dealer do it.
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Unread 01-30-2009, 12:09 PM   #3
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If you're within the date range, by all means have the recall done.
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Unread 01-31-2009, 01:59 PM   #4
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That'll show you how to do it. There was a Saftey Recall on these already - for any Liberty build before February 13, 2008 w/ manual tranny. Personally, as it's a safety issue - I'd have the dealer do it.
Does this mean that the brake is fine on the automatics, just not the manuals? Or that it shouldn't be an issue for those with automatic transmissions so don't worry about it?
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Unread 01-31-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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I also have an 08 KK 6 spd manual. I had the same problem, the parking brake was almost useless. I just had the recall done at my dealer and it is 100% better. The brake is fully engaged after pulling it up about an inch or so. I would check with your dealer, it was definitely a safety issue...I could not park on a steep incline.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 03:25 PM   #6
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Does this mean that the brake is fine on the automatics, just not the manuals? Or that it shouldn't be an issue for those with automatic transmissions so don't worry about it?
Since I posted this TSB, I have only heard of 1 or 2 autos with bad parking brakes... Now I could be wrong, but of you have a manual, get it done. If you have an auto with a POS parking brake, get the part number and see of the service writer you use will have the tech install that new part
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Unread 01-02-2010, 10:37 AM   #7
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I have an 08 Auto with a POS parking brake. Is there any way to adjust it without replacing the assembly
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Unread 01-02-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
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^^ Same here, mine sucks
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Unread 01-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #9
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Recall done and mine blows.......
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Unread 01-04-2010, 07:59 PM   #10
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I have an 08 Auto with a POS parking brake. Is there any way to adjust it without replacing the assembly
Had the same problem. Had to replace the entire lever assembly. There is no external adjustment.
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Unread 01-04-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
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Unread 02-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #12
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I pulled my rear wheels and the calipers. There is a rubber plug under the caliper which after removal allows adjustment of the shoes for the drum parking brakes. the adjustment procedure is the same as for any drum brake. Use a brake adjustment tool or a screwdriver to adjust the star. On mine there was no self adjusters so no worries there. Now did it work!, not very well. Before adjustment the E brake was useless, after adjustment the brake lever still comes up to the top but at least it now holds on a hill. It appears that the cables are a bit to long and so far I have not found a way to adjust the cable length. Good luck.
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Unread 02-25-2010, 02:01 PM   #13
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After I did the adjustment I sent an EMAIL to jeep explaining my problem. I got an EMAIL response today and
while I was reading it I got a call from my dealer telling me to bring the liberty in right away. The checked out the parking brake system and confirmed it was not working properly and the problem was not due to adjustments. They have ordered a new assembly and will replace it under warranty as soon as they get it in.
Chrysler did not have the part available but they found one at a dealer in Tenn. I live in Colorado. I was pleasantly surprised at their response and that of my dealership. Congrats to Jeep
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Unread 03-03-2010, 07:10 PM   #14
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Dealer replaced parking brake assembly under warranty. Works like a champ now.
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