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Unread 07-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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HOW HOT SHULD REAR DISK BRAKES GET UNDER NORMAL DRIVING?

When the caliper is removed and hand brake off...how freely should wheel spin ...mine is stiff?

If not freely could this heat build p be the e brake? Any advise on how fix?...thanks 2006 TJ Rubicon discs all round.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Well I have drum brakes and there is a very slight to almost no drag. Sounds like the e brake is way to tight.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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Well I have drum brakes and there is a very slight to almost no drag. Sounds like the e brake is way to tight.
THANKS...how do I fix (ive checked cable tension and thats OK)...thx
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THANKS...how do I fix (ive checked cable tension and thats OK)...thx
There is a little oval rubber bootie on the back side. You take that off and it reveals a star wheel that you can turn with a adjustment tool or a flathead screw driver. Jack up the wheel(s) and spin while adjusting to find the right tension (or lack thereof).

I always find it difficult to get exactly right, and also figure out the right way to turn the star. Someone posted recently the direction to turn, but I think it's also possible to flip the adjuster so you might could go either way depending on how a PO may have put it back together
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #5
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There is a little oval rubber bootie on the back side. You take that off and it reveals a star wheel that you can turn with a adjustment tool or a flathead screw driver. Jack up the wheel(s) and spin while adjusting to find the right tension (or lack thereof).

I always find it difficult to get exactly right, and also figure out the right way to turn the star. Someone posted recently the direction to turn, but I think it's also possible to flip the adjuster so you might could go either way depending on how a PO may have put it back together
HEY THANKS FOR THIS...I KNOW THIS IS TRUE FOR DRUM BRAKES BUT MINE ARE DISC SO IM ONLY TALKING ABOUT E BRAKE. I THINK THEY ARE MEANT TO SELF ADJUSTING...CAN I DO MINE AS YOU DESCRIBE....? (Just e brake)
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HEY THANKS FOR THIS...I KNOW THIS IS TRUE FOR DRUM BRAKES BUT MINE ARE DISC SO IM ONLY TALKING ABOUT E BRAKE. I THINK THEY ARE MEANT TO SELF ADJUSTING...CAN I DO MINE AS YOU DESCRIBE....? (Just e brake)
Thanks
Yes, the ebrake on your disc brakes is a little version of drum brake inside the drum part of the rotor. Cute little shoes in there and everything. It is NOT self adjusting to the best of my knowledge. But the manual adjustment is identical for all intents.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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HEY THANKS FOR THIS...I KNOW THIS IS TRUE FOR DRUM BRAKES BUT MINE ARE DISC SO IM ONLY TALKING ABOUT E BRAKE. I THINK THEY ARE MEANT TO SELF ADJUSTING...CAN I DO MINE AS YOU DESCRIBE....? (Just e brake)
Thanks
E brake adjustment on rear disks is just like slack jaw said. Gotta turn that star wheel.
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