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Unread 08-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #31
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That's an absolutely astronomical price for an axle. I just replaced my rear right one for 58 dollars.

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Unread 10-18-2014, 12:16 AM   #32
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Well I got a parking brake shoe problem too. I just replaced my rear rotors and I got pieces of brake shoe inside the old rotor, I did not know what it was at the time of puting on the new rotors.So it looks like I will be doing parking brake shoe replacement . Can I buy a set at autozone or should I get OEM set?

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Unread 10-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #33
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adding another "me too" post to this thread. :
good God, I thought my 4Runner's brakes were maddening. Pulled the passenger's side rotor and found that the weird noise I heard a week ago was the parking brake pad disintegrating. Almost done and I go to slap in the new pads and I found the caliper piston was cracked. Damn you phenolic piston! Thank goodness Advance Auto had a new $50 off $100 promo. Driver's side rotor took a couple of hours to remove. Sunday burnt all to hell. Not one football game watched.
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Unread 10-19-2014, 09:42 PM   #34
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Is it easy to change the parking brake shoe? How do you adjust the shoe correctly, I do not want to eat the new set up. I have done the rotors and pads before.

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Unread 10-24-2014, 09:02 AM   #35
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Here is a decent Youtube video for the WK brakes, front, rear and parking. The parking brake starts at the 15 minute mark on the video if you want to jump ahead. As the video shows one of the parking brake springs is a pain to reinstall with the axle in place. Some mechanics recommend pulling the axles to provide more work space. I expect the time spent pulling the axles is about the same as fighting the brake springs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u4hAOv145I
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Unread 10-25-2014, 10:08 AM   #36
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I used that video to change all rotors and pads great video, I got all the springs and brake shoes on 2 hours longer than it took me to change the rotors and pads. Well all back together I pulled the parking brake handle it will not hold the jeep. I am having trouble adjusting star to brake shoes.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:37 AM   #37
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One of the things that I found during the replacement of the parking brakes is that on the 06, there is no adjustment under the rear seat, only a "equalizer". When one spring was detached, the "equalizer" would be cocked to one side, pulling on the cable that did not have a return spring attached. It took me a while to figure this as the actuator was difficult to get hooked back onto the brake cable. If one actuator is detached, I don't think you could get enough force applied to the other side to apply the bake. It would be 1000 times easier to pull the back seat off and see if the equalizer is cocked to one side or if both cables are snug up against the equalizer.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 10:38 AM   #38
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One of the things that I found during the replacement of the parking brakes is that on the 06, there is no adjustment under the rear seat, only a "equalizer". When one spring was detached, the "equalizer" would be cocked to one side, pulling on the cable that did not have a return spring attached. It took me a while to figure this as the actuator was difficult to get hooked back onto the brake cable. If one actuator is detached, I don't think you could get enough force applied to the other side to apply the bake. It would be 1000 times easier to pull the back seat off and see if the equalizer is cocked to one side or if both cables are snug up against the equalizer.
I just finish moving the adjuster star and still no luck, when I did the shoe install the driver side I kept the actuator together and pulled the shoes off, then when on the pass side the actuator fell out could not get it to hook on the wire so got all the shoes and springs back on like the other side thought it would catch the wire,once I made the adjustments, I guess that is why the adjustment are not working right. Well I am done with this **** taking it to mechanic. This is the hardest thing I have had to work on my jeep .Thanks for the help.
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Unread 10-29-2014, 04:56 PM   #39
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Well I took it to a mechanic and he is still working on it keeping jeep over night. Harder than he thought it was going to be I guess.
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