Parking brake drum nut size? -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-29-2013, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1969 CJ5 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sta Barbara
Posts: 27
Parking brake drum nut size?

Hey guys, I was wanting to do some work on the parking brake of my 69 cj5. (It has the driveshaft drum brake). After removing the 4 bolts connecting the driveshaft to drum, I see there is still a large nut that needs to be removed to access brake shoes. I need to buy this socket, since I don't have one that large. What size socket should I look for?


indikacr is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 10-29-2013, 07:07 PM
Registered User
jeepdaddy2000's Avatar
1971 CJ5 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eagle Point
Posts: 7,351
That is the yoke nut. I believe it is 1 1/4" for the big shaft V6 D18.
If for some reason that is too large, try a 1 1/8"
You will want to use an air gun if it is accessible. Otherwise, you will need to lock up the drivetrain and attempt to remove it with a breaker bar.
Before you remove the nut, check the vertical movement of the yoke. If there is slop, be sure to reset the end play by removing a shim or two in order to tighten up the output bearings before you reassemble the parking brake.
I would plan to replace the rear output seal while I was in there.
jeepdaddy2000 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-30-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
1969 CJ5 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Sta Barbara
Posts: 27

You learn something new every day!
indikacr is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome